Monday, July 28, 2014

Idaho State Police to Present Lifesaving Award to Trooper in Lewiston

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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: 7/28/14 at 4:27 p.m.

LEWISTON - Idaho State Police Colonel Ralph Powell will present the Idaho State Police Life Saving Award to Trooper Christopher Middleton during a ceremony at ISP's District 2 office in Lewiston on Tuesday afternoon at 1:00 p.m.

The award will be presented for Trooper Middleton's actions in saving the life of a woman in Latah County on May 27, 2014. The incident began when Trooper Middleton was conducting traffic enforcement on US 95 in Latah County and heard a radio call from the Latah County Sheriff's Office. The dispatcher reported that a woman had stated she had ingested and overdosed on methamphetamine and was driving herself to Gritman Medical Center in Moscow and was currently near the Genesee Junction on US 95. Trooper Middleton attempted to locate the vehicle and it was not until he turned his patrol car around and started driving southbound that he located the driver as she passed him, heading northbound. She stopped on the side of the road to wait for him.

Trooper Middleton started talking to the driver but she soon fell over and stopped breathing. Latah County Sheriff's Deputies Ron Vietmeier, Steve Hansen and Greg Pannell arrived to assist. The deputies performed chest compressions while Trooper Middleton retrieved his breathing mask and automatic external defibrillator (AED) from his vehicle and administered an electronic shock to the woman. Trooper Middleton then started chest compressions for about a minute and a half. The woman started taking intermittent, labored breaths and her hands started moving and twisting although the coloring of her skin was gray. Trooper Middleton encourages the woman to keep breathing and fight to live until the Moscow Volunteer Emergency Ambulance arrived a short time later. The woman was transported to Gritman Medical Center.

Information from health care workers indicated that the woman's heart rate was in a state of dysrhythmia and without using the AED to shock her heart, CPR may not have been enough to keep her alive. Trooper Middleton's decision to use the AED and his immediate action, along with the actions of the Latah County Sheriff's Deputies and other first responders, showed bravery and courage and resulted in saving the life of this woman.

The Idaho State Police Life Saving Award is awarded to an ISP employee who saves the life of another person, whether on-duty or off-duty and it represents the highest ideals of an Idaho State Police trooper.

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Injury Crash on I15 at milepost 64

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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: Monday July 28, 2014 12:42 p.m.
Please direct questions to the District Office

On Monday, July 28, 2014, at 10:45 a.m., the Idaho State Police investigated an injury crash on Interstate 15 at milepost 64.

Kathleen Hiller, 15, of Pocatello, in a 2006 Chrysler van and Tobin Raju,26, of Northridge, California , in a 2001 Toyota Camry, were each driving north on I15. Hiller attempted a lane change into the lane occupied by Raju. Raju swerved and the vehicle rolled into the median.

Raju's passenger, Peter Tran, 25, of Chatsworth, California, was transported via ground ambulance to Portneuf Medical Center in Pocatello.

All occupants were wearing their seatbelts and the road was partly blocked for an hour and fifteen minutes while crews worked to clear the scene.

The crash is under investigation by the Idaho State Police.


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Correction **Injury Crash northbound I-15 at milepost 64**

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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: 07/28/2014 at 11:17 a.m.

Please direct questions to the District Office

*****Correction*****

The crash is across from the Century High School.

*****End of correction*****

The Idaho State Police is currently investigating a crash northbound I-15 near milepost 64, across from Century High School. One southbound lane is blocked, and motorists are advised to use caution. More information will be released as it becomes available.

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Injury Crash northbound I-15 at milepost 64

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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: 07/28/2014 at 11:17 a.m.

Please direct questions to the District Office

The Idaho State Police is currently investigating a crash northbound I-15 near milepost 64, across from Century Hospital. One southbound lane is blocked, and motorists are advised to use caution. More information will be released as it becomes available.

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Injury Crash On I84 Near The Idaho/Utah Border

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

For Immediate Release: 07/29/2014 2am
Please direct questions to the District Office

On Sunday, July 27, 2014 at approximately 8:56 pm the Idaho State Police investigated two-vehicle injury crash eastbound I84 at milepost 274.8, near the Idaho/Utah border. W. Kent Kohler, 49, of Midway, UT was traveling eastbound on a 2007 Yamaha Motorcycle in the left lane. Victoria Rhea, 19, of West Jordan, UT was traveling eastbound in a 2006 Mazda 3I in the left lane behind Kohler. After passing a semi truck Rhea moved into the right lane. As Rhea's vehicle caught up to Kohler's vehicle, Kohler started to move into the right lane causing the vehicles to collide and travel into the median. Kohler was transport by Air Ambulance to Ogden Regional Medical Center in UT. Rhea was not injured.



Kohler was not wearing a helmet. Rhea was wearing a seatbelt. This crash is under investigation by the Idaho State Police.


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Sunday, July 27, 2014

Injury Crash I84 near the Idaho/Utah Boarder

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

For Immediate Release: 07/27/14 10:30 pm
Please direct questions to the District Office

The Idaho State Police are currently investigating an injury crash eastbound I84 at milepost 273, just prior to the Idaho/Utah boarder. Motorists are encouraged to avoid the area if possible. More information will be relayed as it becomes available.

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One Vehicle Crash Claims One

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

For Immediate Release: 07/27/14 03:58 P.M.
Please direct questions to the District Office

On Sunday, July 26, 2014, at approximately 5:52 A.M., Idaho State Police investigated a one-vehicle rollover crash on I84 at milepost 34.5, near Northside Blvd. in Nampa. Michael Garner, 47, of Caldwell, was eastbound in a 1967 Ford Pickup. Garner's vehicle went off the right side of the roadway, and then went back into the eastbound lanes of travel. Garner then overcorrected and his vehicle rolled off the right side, coming to rest on its top approximately 30 ft. from the Interstate . Garner succumbed to his injuries on scene. He was wearing a seatbelt.

The eastbound right-hand lane of travel was blocked for approximately three and a half hours while crews worked to clear the scene.

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