Saturday, November 28, 2009

One-Vehicle Rollover near Wendell

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Region 4 Patrol 218 West Yakima, Jerome, ID (208) 324-6000
Fax (208) 324-7897
For further information, contact Captain Kedrick Wills at (208)324-6000 or (208)736-3070

For Immediate Release: 11-28-09 9:30pm
Contact: Trp Travis DeBie

On Saturday, November 28, 2009, at 6:30p.m., Idaho State Police investigated a one-vehicle rollover just east of Wendell. Micah Spillman, age 23 from Hyrum, UT, was driving east on Interstate 84 near the 150 mile marker, when he swerved to miss a deer in the road. He overcorrected, drove off the roadway, then drove back on the roadway where the Honda Element he was driving flipped. The vehicle came to rest in the roadway on its wheels. Spillman and his passenger, 21 year old Catherine Spillman of Logan, UT, were both wearing seatbelts and were not injured. Speed was a factor in this crash.

The crash is under investigation by Trooper Travis DeBie with assistance from Trooper Troy DeBie, Trooper M. Wendler, Gooding County Sheriff's Office and Wendell City Police Department.

In addition, two more crashes occurred as a result of vehicles running over debris from the initial crash. The debris caused minor damage to both cars. Gooding County Sheriff's Office handled these crashes.

Idaho State Police would like to remind everyone, during this holiday season, to take your time, slow down and wear your seatbelt. Arrive safely at your destination.