Friday, July 1, 2016

Fatality crash on US91 at milepost 12.1, near Preston

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Idaho State Police
District 5 5205 South 5th Ave.
Pocatello, Idaho 83204-2299
(208) 236-6466 FAX: (208) 236-6068

For Immediate Release: 07/01/2016 11:32 p.m.
Please direct questions to the District Office

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On Friday, July 1, 2016, at approximately 4:30 p.m., Idaho State Police investigated a one-vehicle fatality crash northbound on US91 at milepost 12.1, near Preston. James Cook, 53, of Providence, UT was driving northbound on US91 in a 2001 Ford F250 pickup. Cook was towing a fifth wheel camper trailer and a utility trailer. Cook lost control of the vehicle and the trailers. The pickup then went over the guardrail and rolled down a steep embankment.

Passenger Julie Cook, 24, of Providence, UT died at the scene of the crash. James and his other passengers, Debra Cook, 51, and Blaine Cook, 21, both of Providence UT were transported by ground ambulance to Franklin County Medical Center in Preston.

All occupants of the vehicle wear wearing seatbelts. The road was completely blocked for approximately 5.5 hours.
The crash is under investigation at this time.


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The Idaho State Police is investigating a one vehicle crash on US91 at milepost 10,near Preston. Both lanes of travel are blocked at this time.
Please use alternate routes of travel. More information will be released when available

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One Vehicle Crash on I-84 Near Wendell

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District 4 Patrol 218 West Yakima, Jerome, ID 83338-5904 (208) 324-6000
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For Immediate Release: 7/01/16 6:29 p.m.
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On Friday, July 1, 2016, at approximately 2:17 p.m., Idaho State Police investigated a one-vehicle crash westbound on I-84 at milepost 147, near Wendell, in Gooding County, ID.

A juvenile was driving a 2005 Ford Freestyle westbound on I-84. The juvenile attempted to pass a semi and lost control. The vehicle traveled through the median and rolled coming to rest on the north shoulder of the eastbound lanes.

A passenger, Eliza Wickard, 43, of Shelley, was transported by air ambulance, the driver and four other passengers were transported by ground ambulance to St. Luke's Magic Valley in Twin Falls. All occupants were wearing seatbelts.

One eastbound and one lane westbound lane was blocked for approximately an hour while crews worked to clear the scene.

The crash is under investigation by the Idaho State Police.

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One vehicle crash blocking US91 at milepost 10, near Preston

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District 5 5205 South 5th Ave.
Pocatello, Idaho 83204-2299
(208) 236-6466 FAX: (208) 236-6068

For Immediate Release: 07/01/2016 5:47 p.m.
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The Idaho State Police is investigating a one vehicle crash on US91 at milepost 10,near Preston. Both lanes of travel are blocked at this time.
Please use alternate routes of travel. More information will be released when available

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Single Vehicle Crash on Interstate I184 Sends Juvenile to Hospital

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District 3 Patrol 700 S. Stratford Dr., Meridian 83642
(208) 846-7550
Fax (208) 846-7520
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For Immediate Release: 7/1/2016 at 5:25 p.m.

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On July 1, 2016, at approximately 1:35 p.m., Idaho State Police investigated a one-vehicle crash on westbound Interstate 184, where the traffic merges onto westbound Interstate 84 from the on ramp from Franklin Rd., by the Boise Towne Square Mall.

A juvenile, from Meridian, ID, was driving a 2000 GMC Yukon in the far right lane of Interstate 184. At the point where the left lanes split and curve eastbound onto the Flyover to go onto Interstate 84 towards Mountain Home, she drove off the left side of her lane, into the grassy area, over-corrected, and rolled the vehicle.

The driver and her minor passenger were wearing seatbelts. The passenger was transported by ground ambulance to St. Luke's Meridian Medical Center.

The crash investigation is continuing.

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Crash in Gooding County

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District 4 Patrol 218 West Yakima, Jerome, ID 83338-5904 (208) 324-6000
Fax (208) 324-7897

For Immediate Release: 07/01/16 3:01 P.M.
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Idaho State Police is currently investigating an injury crash west bound on Interstate 84 at milepost 147, near Wendell. One lane east bound and one lane west bound are currently blocked. More information will be released as it becomes available.


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Idaho State Police Plan Statewide Mobilization Over July 4th Weekend to Combat Impaired Driving and Other Reckless Driving Behaviors

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Teresa Baker
Public Information Officer
Headquarters
700 S. Stratford Dr., Meridian 83642
(208) 884-7122
Fax (208) 884-7087

For Immediate Release: 7/1/16 at 1:40 p.m.

MERIDIAN - The 4th of July holiday weekend is one of the busiest times of the year on Idaho's roads and highways. Idaho State Police seek to keep you and your family as safe as possible while celebrating our nation's independence. Public awareness and enhanced patrols have been found to be an effective tool in improving driving safety and reducing crashes.

"This summer has already been too deadly on Idaho's highways. We recommend drivers to drive sober, drive defensively and pay close attention to what the driver next to you is doing to prevent a crash, injury or even death. ISP will do our part and have additional troopers on the road with grant funds provided by the Idaho Transportation Department's Office of Highway Safety," said Idaho State Police Lt. Chris Weadick.

ISP reminds drivers of the simple things that can save your life or the life of a loved one:

- Buckle up! Make sure everybody in your vehicle is wearing a seatbelt or properly restrained in a child safety seat, it's the best defense in the event of a crash.

- Slow down and be patient with other drivers, you will not get to your destination faster, or maybe at all, if you are involved in a crash.

- Drive sober! Plan ahead and designate a sober driver before drinking and give them your keys. If you or a friend are impaired, call a taxi, a sober friend or family member to get you home safely.

- Just drive. Put the distractions such as your phone or food away until you reach your destination. If you are using GPS, let a passenger navigate for you.

- Give yourself more space between you and the vehicle in front of you so you have time to react to heavy traffic, hazards and road conditions.

- Promptly report suspected drunk drivers or other hazardous drivers you see on roadways to law enforcement. Call the Idaho State Police on your mobile phone at *ISP (*477) or simply dial 9-1-1.

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Idaho State Police Release "Crime In Idaho 2015" Report

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Teresa Baker
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Headquarters 700 S. Stratford Dr., Meridian 83642
(208) 884-7122
Fax (208) 884-7087

For Immediate Release: 07/1/16 at 1:30 p.m.


The Idaho State Police Bureau of Criminal Identification released their annual "Crime In Idaho" report for 2015 today, July 1, 2016. The report is a synopsis of statewide crime statistics gathered from law enforcement agencies across Idaho and includes such things as the Statewide Crime Profile, Crimes against Persons, Property, Society, the Arrest Profile, Hate Crime in Idaho, Law Enforcement Officers Killed or Assaulted, crimes categorized by jurisdiction and many other statistics.

Highlights from the "Facts at a Glance" page and the changes from those categories from 2014 include:

Crimes Against Persons, Crimes Against Property, Crimes Against Society are classified as Group "A" Offenses, have increased 2.7% from 2014.

The crime rate in Idaho is 4,711.5 per 100,000 inhabitants. This statistic is based on Group "A" Offenses and has increased 1.3% from 2014.

The number of Violent Crimes has increased 6.3% from 2014 with 3,379 violent crime offenses reported to law enforcement.

Crimes Against Persons were up 1.4% with 17,239 reported crimes. Twenty and seven percent (25.5%) of victims of violent crimes were under 18 years of age and 57.6% were committed against females. The most frequent month of crime occurrence was August and the least frequent was December.

In 2015, there was one law enforcement officer killed in the line of duty in Idaho. Additionally, the number of assaults against law enforcement officers was up 15% from 2014, with a total of 329 assaults on officers.

Hate Crimes were down 15.4% from 2014 with 22 reported hate crimes.

Crimes Against Society increased by 9.8% from last year with 19,880 crimes reported. Drug/Narcotic Violations and Drug Equipment Violations accounted for 49.4% of Crimes Against Society.

Crimes Against Property increased by 0.3% with 43,615 reported crimes.

The following are the types of crimes as reported in each category:

Crimes Against Persons
Murder
Negligent Manslaughter
Forcible Rape
Forcible Sodomy
Sexual Assault w/Object
Forcible Fondling
Aggravated Assault
Simple Assault
Intimidation
Kidnapping
Incest
Statutory Rape

Crimes Against Property
Robbery
Burglary/Breaking & Entering
Larceny/Theft Offenses*
Motor Vehicle Theft
Arson
Destruction of Property
Counterfeiting/Forgery
Fraud Offenses*
Embezzlement
Extortion/Blackmail
Bribery
Stolen Property Offenses

Crimes Against Society
Drug/Narcotic
Violations
Drug Equipment
Violations
Gambling Offenses*
Pornography
Prostitution Offenses*
Weapons Law Violations

*Specific offenses exist within the crime category. Refer to crime category section in "Crime In Idaho 2015" for additional information.

The full report is available for review or download on the Idaho State Police website at www.isp.idaho.gov. Look for the "Crime Statistics" under Quick Links.

MEDIA:
While Idaho State Police can assist you in reviewing the information contained in the report, we are not able to provide causative interpretation as to why crime may have increased or decreased in certain categories or areas of the state. We suggest contacting local jurisdictions for possible crime trend analysis.

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