Friday, July 31, 2015

Single Vehicle Crash State Highway 33 at milepost 17

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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: 07/31/15 1:05 p.m.
Please direct questions to the District Office

On Thursday, July 30, 2015, at 4:01 p.m., the Idaho State Police investigated a single vehicle crash eastbound State Highway 33 at milepost 17, east of Howe.

Shannon L. Esser, 44, of Moore, Idaho was driving a 2005 Mack truck loaded with gravel. Esser went off the road, came back on, and overcorrected. The truck tipped over spilling gravel across the highway.

Esser was transported by ground ambulance to Eastern Idaho Regional Medical Center in Idaho Falls.

Esser was wearing her seatbelt.

The right lane was blocked for approximately 4 hours.

The Idaho State Police was assisted by Butte County Sheriff's Office and Idaho Department of Transportation.

This crash is under investigation by the Idaho State Police.


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Thursday, July 30, 2015

Final Update: Two-Vehicle Crash Northbound Interstate 15 at Milepost 99

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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: 7/30/2015 11:00 a.m.
Please direct questions to the District Office

*****FINAL UPDATE*****

On Thursday, July 30, 2015, at approximately 4:00 a.m., Idaho State Police investigated an injury crash on Interstate 15, near milepost 99, north of Blackfoot.

Edward A. Neal, 34, of Elko, NV, was driving southbound on Interstate 15, near milepost 99, in a 1997 Pontiac Grand Am. Neal drove off the right shoulder of the road, came back onto the roadway, and then drove off the left shoulder of the roadway, and into the median. The vehicle rolled from the median into the northbound lanes of travel, ejecting Neal. The vehicle came to rest in the northbound travel lane.

Donald F. Gavin, 54, of Idaho Falls, ID, was driving northbound on Interstate 15 in a 2007 Freightliner pulling triple trailers. Gavin's truck struck Neal's unoccupied vehicle.

Neal was not wearing a seatbelt. He was transported by ground ambulance to Eastern Idaho Regional Medical Center in Idaho Falls, Idaho. Gavin was wearing a seatbelt. He was not injured.

Northbound traffic was diverted at the north Blackfoot Exit onto US 91. The northbound lanes of Interstate 15 were blocked for approximately five hours. All lanes of travel have now been re-opened.

do / dk

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For Immediate Release: 7/30/2015 4:43 a.m.
Please direct questions to the District Office

*****UPDATE*****

Northbound traffic is now being diverted at exit 93. That traffic is being routed onto US-91.

KB / KS

*****END OF UPDATE*****

The Idaho State Police are investigating a two-vehicle, injury crash northbound I-15 at milepost 99, six miles north of Blackfoot. Northbound traffic is being diverted off the exit at milepost 98 at this time. Motorists are encouraged to avoid the area, if possible. More information will be released as it becomes available.

KB / KS
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Update: Two-vehicle crash northbound I-15 at milepost 99

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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: 7/30/2015 4:43 a.m.
Please direct questions to the District Office

*****UPDATE*****

Northbound traffic is now being diverted at exit 93. That traffic is being routed onto US-91.

KB / KS

*****END OF UPDATE*****

The Idaho State Police are investigating a two-vehicle, injury crash northbound I-15 at milepost 99, six miles north of Blackfoot. Northbound traffic is being diverted off the exit at milepost 98 at this time. Motorists are encouraged to avoid the area, if possible. More information will be released as it becomes available.

KB / KS
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Two-vehicle crash northbound I-15 at milepost 99

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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: 7/30/2015 4:33 a.m.
Please direct questions to the District Office

The Idaho State Police are investigating a two-vehicle, injury crash northbound I-15 at milepost 99, six miles north of Blackfoot. Northbound traffic is being diverted off the exit at milepost 98 at this time. Motorists are encouraged to avoid the area, if possible. More information will be released as it becomes available.

KB / KS
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Wednesday, July 29, 2015

Fatality Crash US95 at 323

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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 # L15000902

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DATE: July 29th, 2015 TIME: 2:27 p.m. LOCATION: Southbound US95 at 323

ASSISTING AGENCIES: Genesee Fire, Idaho Transportation Department

VEHICLE #1
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DRIVER Draper, Susan E AGE 59
ADDRESS Red Bluff, CA
INJURIES? - Fatal
HOSPITAL/LOCATION TAKEN ? Vessar-Rawls Funeral Home
VEHICLE YEAR 1992 VEHICLE MAKE Ford VEHICLE MODEL Explorer
WRECKER Forest Wrecking
SEATBELTS/HELMET WORN? Yes

PASSENGER(S)

NAME Draper, Cole R AGE 18
ADDRESS Red Bluff, CA
INJURIES? - Yes
HOSPITAL/LOCATION TAKEN ? Gritman Medical Center
SEATBELTS/HELMETS WORN? Yes


INCIDENT NARRATIVE: On July 27, 2015, approximately 2:27 PM, Susan Draper was travelling southbound on US Highway 95 near milepost 323 in a green 1992 Ford Explorer when the vehicle drifted off the right shoulder. Draper attempted to turn back onto the roadway when the vehicle rolled onto its roof and slid to a stop on the pavement. Cole Draper was a passenger in the vehicle and was transported to Gritman Medical Center. Susan Draper succumbed to her injuries on scene. Both were wearing their seatbelts. The next of kin has been notified and the crash remains under investigation by the Idaho State Police. The road was partially blocked for approximately three and a half hours.



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Tuesday, July 28, 2015

Defendant Sentenced to Twenty-Four Years for Murder on Nez Perce Reservation

COEUR D'ALENE - Raymond Antoine Scott, Jr., 39, of Lapwai, Idaho, was sentenced today in United States District Court to 288 months in prison for second degree murder in the death of William Reich on the Nez Perce Reservation, U.S. Attorney Wendy J. Olson announced. Chief U.S. District Judge B. Lynn Winmill also ordered Scott to serve five years of supervised release and to pay a $250,000.00 fine. Scott pleaded guilty to the charge on May 4, 2015.

According to the plea agreement and statements during court, Scott admitted that he intentionally and with malice killed William Reich on July 9, 2013. Scott admitted to using a hatchet or similar object to strike Reich in the head. The case was handled by the United States Attorney’s Office because it happened on the Nez Perce Indian Reservation and both Scott and Mr. Reich were tribal members.

Olson said that Scott earned every day of his twenty-four year sentence. “This defendant’s criminal history demonstrates that he has injured and harmed people both on and off the reservation,” said Olson. “The victim in this case, William Reich, was a kind man who deserved a far better fate. There is nothing that my office can do to lessen the pain for the family of Mr. Reich or his community. However they can rest assured that Raymond Scott, Jr. will not be able to harm other members of the community for many years to come. I appreciate the collaborative efforts of the tribal, state and local law enforcement agencies in bringing this defendant to justice.”

The case was investigated by Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), Nez Perce Tribal Police and the Idaho State Police.

Monday, July 27, 2015

Rollover crash on I15 sends two to hospital

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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: 07/27/15 1:39 a.m.
Please direct questions to the District Office

On Sunday July 26,2015, at approximately 10:11 p.m., the Idaho State Police investigated a two-vehicle injury crash on Interstate 15 at milepost 117, in Idaho Falls. Morgan Lyon, 22, of Rexburg, was northbound in a 1987 Toyota 4 runner. Jerilyn Pence, 28, of River Heights, Utah, was also northbound in a 2012 Chevrolet Equinox. Pence hit the rear of Lyon's vehicle, and it went off the right shoulder and rolled.
Lyon and his passenger Kylee Darrington, 22, also of Rexburg, were taken to Eastern Idaho Regional Medical Center by ground ambulance.
All occupants were wearing seatbelts.
This crash is under investigation by Idaho State Police.


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