Monday, September 1, 2014

Fatal crash Kendrick Grade SH3 @15.8 (District Two)

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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


PRESS RELEASE FOR DISTRICT TWO CASE # L14000821

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DATE: September 1, 2014 TIME: 11:36 am LOCATION: SB SH3 MP15.8 - Kendrick Grade

ASSISTING AGENCIES: Latah County Sheriff

VEHICLE #1
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DRIVER Kreg S. Hokanson AGE 43
ADDRESS- Troy, ID
INJURIES- Fatal
LOCATION TAKEN - Shorts Funeral Home
VEHICLE YEAR 1981 VEHICLE MAKE Kenworth VEHICLE MODEL: semi tractor hauling a grain trailer
WRECKER - Forests Towing
SEATBELTS- No



INCIDENT NARRATIVE:
Hokanson was southbound when the brakes of his semi truck failed coming down the Kendrick grade. He went off the right shoulder into the ditch, came back on the road and overturned on the corner. The truck slid across the road into the jersey barrier, pinning Hokanson inside the cab of the semi. Next of kin has been notified.



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Crash near St Anthony Injures 4

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Idaho State Police
District 6 1540 Foote Dr.
Idaho Falls, Idaho 83402-1828
(208) 525-7377 FAX: (208) 525-7294

For Immediate Release: September 1, 2014 2:30 p.m.
Please direct questions to the District Office

On Monday, September 1, 2014, at approximately 7:58 a.m., a single vehicle crash occurred on US Highway 20 at milepost 346, near St. Anthony. A 2015 Chevrolet Sonic, driven by Amberlyn Martinez, 26 of Chico, CA, was headed eastbound on US Highway 20, when she went off the road and traveled through the median launching off the median crossover and landing on its side in the westbound lanes. A 2003 Pontiac Grand Am, driven by Trevor Maupin, 25 of Chester, was struck by debris caused by Martinez's vehicle. Maupin was uninjured. Martinez and her 3 children; Dream, age 8, Marissa, age 2 and Honor, age 1, were all seat-belted and in child safety seats. Martinez and her children were extricated from the vehicle and transported to Madison Memorial and later transported by air ambulance to Eastern Idaho Medical Center. Air bags did deploy in Martinez's vehicle.

Idaho State Police were assisted at the scene by Fremont County Sheriff's Office, and the Fremont County Fire Department. The crash is still under investigation.

DSP Initials MC / JH
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Crash near St Anthony Injures 4

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Idaho State Police
District 6 1540 Foote Dr.
Idaho Falls, Idaho 83402-1828
(208) 525-7377 FAX: (208) 525-7294

For Immediate Release: September 1, 2014 2:30 p.m.
Please direct questions to the District Office

On Sunday September 1, 2014, at approximately 7:58 a.m., a single vehicle crash occurred on US Highway 20 at milepost 346, near St. Anthony. A 2015 Chevrolet Sonic, driven by Amberlyn Martinez, 26 of Chico, CA, was headed eastbound on US Highway 20, when she went off the road and traveled through the median launching off the median crossover and landing on its side in the westbound lanes. A 2003 Pontiac Grand Am, driven by Trevor Maupin, 25 of Chester, was struck by debris caused by Martinez's vehicle. Maupin was uninjured. Martinez and her 3 children; Dream, age 8, Marissa, age 2 and Honor, age 1, were all seat-belted and in child safety seats. Martinez and her children were extricated from the vehicle and transported to Madison Memorial and later transported by air ambulance to Eastern Idaho Medical Center. Air bags did deploy in Martinez's vehicle.

Idaho State Police were assisted at the scene by Fremont County Sheriff's Office, and the Fremont County Fire Department. The crash is still under investigation.

DSP Initials MC / JH
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Sunday, August 31, 2014

Injury Crash near Idaho Falls

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District 6 1540 Foote Dr.
Idaho Falls, Idaho 83402-1828
(208) 525-7377 FAX: (208) 525-7294

For Immediate Release: 08/31/2014 3:46 a.m.
Please direct questions to the District Office

On Saturday, August 31, 2014 at 12:23 a.m., the Idaho State Police, along with the Bonneville County Sheriff's Office, investigated an injury crash on St. Leon Road and U.S. Highway 20 near Idaho Falls.

Clinton B. Erickson, 16 years old of Rexburg, was driving east on U.S. Highway 20 in a 1997 Chevrolet Malibu. Erickson struck 40 feet of guardrail at milepost 311. The vehicle continued through the median and plummeted on to St. Leon Road, landing on its side. Erickson was wearing his seatbelt and was transported to the Eastern Idaho Regional Medical Center in Idaho Falls.

This crash is under investigation by the Idaho State Police.

DSP Initials KL / KJ
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Saturday, August 30, 2014

Single Vehicle Fatality Crash

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

For Immediate Release: Saturday, August 30, 2014 10:55 p.m.
Please direct questions to the District Office

On Saturday, August 30, 2014, at 5:45 p.m., the Idaho State Police investigated a single vehicle crash on Highway 74 near milepost 3, east of the US Highway 93 junction.

Glenn Nelson, 76, of Twin Falls, was driving westbound on Highway 74 in a 1990 Chevrolet pickup. The vehicle went across the lanes, off the left shoulder, and overturned.

Nelson succumbed to his injuries at the scene of the crash. Nelson's passenger, Michael Aguinaga, 51, of Twin Falls, was transported via ground ambulance to St. Lukes Magic Valley. Traffic was diverted for several hours while crews worked to clear the scene.

The crash is under investigation by the Idaho State Police.


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UPDATE: Two-Vehicle Fatality Crash in Mountain Home

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

For Immediate Release: Saturday August 30, 2014 3:35 p.m.
Please direct questions to the District Office



**********CORRECTION********

The vehicle that Benavidez was driving was a 2000 Chevy pickup, not an International semi, as previously stated.


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On Saturday, August 30, at 1:38 a.m., the Idaho State Police investigated a two-vehicle fatality crash eastbound I-84 at milepost 95, in Mountain Home, Idaho.

Kelly Berry, 31, of Boise, was traveling westbound in the eastbound lanes of I-84 at milepost 95 in a 2000 Saturn LS. Anthony D. Benavidez, 18, of Hazelton, was traveling eastbound at the same location in a 1984 International semi truck and was struck head on by Berry's vehicle.

Berry was pronounced deceased at the time of the crash. Benavidez was transported via air ambulance to St. Alphonsus Regional Medical Center in Boise. Berry was wearing a seatbelt; Benavidez was not.

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


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Two-Vehicle Fatality Crash in Mountain Home

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

For Immediate Release: Saturday August 30, 2014 10:37 a.m.
Please direct questions to the District Office

On Saturday, August 30, at 1:38 a.m., the Idaho State Police investigated a two-vehicle fatality crash eastbound I-84 at milepost 95, in Mountain Home, Idaho.

Kelly Berry, 31, of Boise, was traveling westbound in the eastbound lanes of I-84 at milepost 95 in a 2000 Saturn LS. Anthony D. Benavidez, 18, of Hazelton, was traveling eastbound at the same location in a 1984 International semi truck and was struck head on by Berry's vehicle.

Berry was pronounced deceased at the time of the crash. Benavidez was transported via air ambulance to St. Alphonsus Regional Medical Center in Boise. Berry was wearing a seatbelt; Benavidez was not.

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


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