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By Roger Harnack
Whitman County Gazette 

Plummer man killed in crash near Tekoa


September 7, 2023

Roger Harnack | The Gazette

The truck driven during the Sept. 4 fatal crash on E. Poplar Street in Tekoa.

TEKOA – A Plummer, Idaho, man was killed in a crash Monday evening, Sept. 4.

Bruce Spencer, 69, of Plummer, was pronounced dead at about 6 p.m. on East Poplar Street.

The next of kin has been notified.

According to the Whitman County Sheriff's Office, Spencer was eastbound on Poplar Street at a high rate of speed when he lost control of his flatbed pickup, crashed through a guardrail and overturned as the vehicle rolled down an embankment above Hangman Creek.

Poplar Street becomes state Highway 274 and connects Tekoa to Plummer via Lovell Valley Road in Idaho.

Spencer was not wearing a se...

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