Friday, December 9, 2016

Winter Weather Conditions Between Pocatello and Blackfoot

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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: 12/09/16 4:40 p.m.
Please direct questions to the District Office

At this time, the Idaho State Police is investigating a large number of crashes and slide-offs on I15 between Pocatello and Blackfoot. Cold weather and recent precipitation have made for difficult driving conditions, and in addition, there are now several disabled vehicles in the area, some of which are blocking traffic.

EH/AC
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Wednesday, December 7, 2016

***Correction*** Fatality Crash Near Fruitland

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District 3 Patrol 700 S. Stratford Dr., Meridian 83642
(208) 846-7550
Fax (208) 846-7520

For Immediate Release: 12/07/2016 6:20 p.m.
Please direct questions to the District Office

***Correction***
Lowe was travelling northbound, not southbound.

EH/HS

Original release:
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On Wednesday, December 7, 2016, at 9:24 a.m. the Idaho State Police investigated a one-vehicle fatality crash on U.S. Highway 95 at milepost 58.5, south of Fruitland.

Christopher W. Lowe, age 50, of Caldwell, was driving southbound on U.S. Highway 95 in a 2016 Toyota Camry when he failed to negotiate a curve at milepost 58.5. The vehicle went off the side of the road, down an embankment, struck the side of a dirt driveway and went airborne. It came to rest in a field on the west side of the highway. The crash occurred sometime after midnight. Lowe was not wearing a seatbelt. Lowe had succumbed to his injuries by the time the crash was located this morning.

Next of kin has been notified. This crash is under investigation by the Idaho State Police.

KL/DK
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Fatality Crash Near Fruitland

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District 3 Patrol 700 S. Stratford Dr., Meridian 83642
(208) 846-7550
Fax (208) 846-7520

For Immediate Release: 12/07/2016 3:30 p.m.
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On Wednesday, December 7, 2016, at 9:24 a.m. the Idaho State Police investigated a one-vehicle fatality crash on U.S. Highway 95 at milepost 58.5, south of Fruitland.

Christopher W. Lowe, age 50, of Caldwell, was driving southbound on U.S. Highway 95 in a 2016 Toyota Camry when he failed to negotiate a curve at milepost 58.5. The vehicle went off the side of the road, down an embankment, struck the side of a dirt driveway and went airborne. It came to rest in a field on the west side of the highway. The crash occurred sometime after midnight. Lowe was not wearing a seatbelt. Lowe had succumbed to his injuries by the time the crash was located this morning.

Next of kin has been notified. This crash is under investigation by the Idaho State Police.

KL/DK
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Tuesday, December 6, 2016

Fatality Crash I84 Milepost 202 - West of Burley

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

For Immediate Release: 12/06/2016 3:10 pm
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On Monday, December 5, 2016, at 7:46 am, Idaho State Police investigated a fatality crash, westbound on I84 at milepost 202, west of Burley.

Brandy Romero, 37, of Twin Falls, ID, was westbound on I84 when she lost control of her 1994 Ford Explorer on icy roads. The vehicle left the roadway on the left shoulder and rolled. Romero was ejected.

Romero was transported via an air ambulance to Minidoka Memorial Hospital in Rupert, and then by a ground ambulance to Cassia Regional Hospital in Burley, where she later succumbed to her injuries.

Romero was not wearing her seat belt. Next of kin have been notified.

DK/KJ
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Monday, December 5, 2016

Injury Crash on the I84/I184 Flyover

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District 3 Patrol 700 S. Stratford Dr., Meridian 83642
(208) 846-7550
Fax (208) 846-7520

For Immediate Release: 12/05/2016 6:33 P.M.
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On December 5, 2016, at approximately 1:48 pm, Idaho State Police investigated a two vehicle injury crash on the I84/I184 flyover.

An ITD Incident Response Unit was traveling eastbound on the flyover while responding to a traffic hazard. Vanessa Oliver, 35, of Emmett and her passenger, Margaret Peck, 75, of Emmett, were also traveling eastbound on the flyover in a 2016 Nissan Rogue.

The Incident Response Unit slowed and changed lanes to remove the traffic hazard, when the Nissan struck the rear of the Incident Response vehicle. Both the driver and passenger of the Nissan were transported by ground ambulance.

All occupants were wearing their seatbelts.

This crash is under investigation by the Idaho State Police.

JDS /MC
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Winter Weather Road Conditions

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IDAHO STATE POLICE NEWS RELEASE
District 4 Patrol 218 West Yakima, Jerome, ID 83338-5904 (208) 324-6000
Fax (208) 324-7897

For Immediate Release: 12/5/2016 at 2:20 a.m.
Please direct questions to the District Office

There are currently multiple slide-offs and crashes occurring in south central Idaho. Drivers are advised to plan extra travel time, and ensure their vehicles are winter weather ready for travel.

Please check 511.idaho.gov for updated road conditions and road closures.

do / 492
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Sunday, December 4, 2016

Injury Crash US95@283.5, Winchester

Idaho State Police
Regional Communication Center - North
615 W Wilbur Ave
Suite A
Coeur d'Alene, Idaho 83815

Please direct questions to the appropriate District Offices
District 1 (208) 209-8620 Fax (208) 209- 8618
District 2 (208) 799-5150

CASE #:L16001558 District: DISTRICT TWO
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DATE:12/4/2016 TIME: 5:44 PM LOCATION: SB US95 @ MP 283.5, Winchester
ASSISTING AGENCIES: Nez Perce Tribal, Lewis County, Forest Service
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VEHICLE #1
DRIVER: MICA L. EVANS
AGE: 45
ADDRESS: COTTONWOOD
INJURIES: YES
HOSPITAL TAKEN: ST JOSEPH MEDICAL
VEHICLE YEAR: 2001
VEHICLE MAKE: SUZI VEHICLE MODEL: GRAND VITARA
WRECKER: FREDS TOWING
SEATBELTS WORN: YES

PASSENGER 1 : MARISSA R. EVANS
AGE: 21
ADDRESS: COTTONWOOD
INJURIES: YES
HOSPITAL TAKEN: ST JOSEPH MEDICAL
SEATBELT WORN: YES

PASSENGER 2 : MARINA R. EVANS
AGE: 21
ADDRESS: COTTONWOOD
INJURIES: NO
HOSPITAL TAKEN: ST JOSEPH MEDICAL
SEATBELT WORN: NO

PASSENGER 3 : JUVENILE FEMALE
INJURIES: NO


INCIDENT NARRATIVE:
Evans was traveling Southbound US95 when she lost control on black ice. The vehicle left the roadway on the Southbound shoulder, overturning and coming to rest on its passenger side at the creek bottom. Roadway was blocked for approximately 2 hours, investigation continuing.


DSP INITIALS

ARA
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