Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Fatality Crash US12 mp 64, near Kamiah

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Regional Communication Center - North
615 W Wilbur Ave, Ste A
Coeur d'Alene, Idaho 83815
(208) 209-8620 FAX: (208) 209-8618

CASE # L09000899

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DATE: 09/30/2009 TIME: 1355 LOCATION: WB US12 MP 64.1

INVESTIGATING OFFICER: Tpr. Collins

ASSISTING OFFICERS/AGENCIES: Tpr. Snell, Sgt Grotjohn, Kamiah Ambulance, Lewis Co

VEHICLE #1
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DRIVER Perry, Matthew M AGE 26
ADDRESS Kamiah, ID
INJURIES? - Fatal
HOSPITAL/LOCATION TAKEN ? Trenary Funeral Home, Kooskia
VEHICLE 2003 VEHICLE MAKE Chrysler VEHICLE MODEL PT Cruiser
WRECKER B&B Towing
SEATBELTS/HELMET WORN? Yes

INCIDENT NARRATIVE: Perry was WB US12 near MP 64 when for an unknown reason he left the roadway onto the right shoulder, he over corrected back onto the highway. Perry then lost control and went off the right shoulder again impacting a tree and coming to rest next to the river.

SUPERVISOR Sgt Grotjohn

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Monday, September 28, 2009

One-vehicle crash in Snake River Canyon

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For Immediate Release: 09/28/09 9:45 p.m.
Contact: Tpr. Otto

At approximately 5:00 pm this evening, Idaho State Police and Jerome County Emergency Crews responded to a one-vehicle crash in the Snake River Canyon near the intersection of Golf Course Road and 600 S in Jerome County. The driver of a tan Chevrolet Suburban was traveling on Yingst Road. The vehicle went off the shoulder of the roadway for reasons which are still unknown, coming to rest at the bottom of the canyon. The driver was alone and died at scene. The name is not being released at this time until all notifications to the family have been made. The victim was wearing a seatbelt. The crash is still under investigation by Trooper Otto.
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Fatal Crash SB US95@306.5

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615 W Wilbur
Coeur d'Alene, Idaho 83815
(208) 209-8730 FAX: (208) 209-8616

CASE # L0892

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DATE: Sept 09/28/09 TIME: 0828 LOCATION: SB US95@306.5

INVESTIGATING OFFICER: Tpr Yoder

ASSISTING OFFICERS/AGENCIES: Lt Oswald, Sgt Rouse, Cpl Koopman, Tpr Youngren, Tpr Kralik, Nez Perce County, Lewiston Ambulance


VEHICLE #1
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DRIVER Meninick,Temi C AGE 18
ADDRESS Lenore, ID
INJURIES? Fatal
Funeral Home Vassar Rauls, Lewiston

VEHICLE YEAR 1999 Dodge Stratus
WRECKER Bernards, Lewiston
SEATBELTS/HELMET WORN? No (Either Victim)

PASSENGER(S)

Passenger Meninick, Daniel J Age 27
ADDRESS Lenore, ID
INJURIES Fatal
Funeral Home Vassar Rauls, Lewiston
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VEHICLE #2
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DRIVER Madden,Patrick M AGE 29
ADDRESS Lewiston, ID
INJURIES? Yes
HOSPITAL/LOCATION TAKEN St Joseph, Lewiston
VEHICLE YEAR 2006 Ford F250 Truck
WRECKER Bernards
SEATBELTS/HELMET WORN? Yes

INCIDENT NARRATIVE:


T Meninick was NB US 95 @ mile post 306.5 when for an unknown reason swerved left through the median rolled onto its top and was struck by Madden's oncoming vehicle in the SB lanes. Both occupants of Meninick's vehicle died at the scene. The road was blocked for approx 4 hours.


SUPERVISOR Lt. Oswald

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Sunday, September 27, 2009

Motorcycle Crash near Swan Valley claims one

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Idaho Falls, Idaho 83402-1828
(208) 525-7377 FAX: (208) 525-7294

For Immediate Release: 09/27/09 11:00 p.m.
Contact: Tpr Green

On September 27, 2009 at approximately 3:00 p.m., Idaho State Police and Bonneville County Emergency Crews responded to a crash on SH31 near mile marker 1, near Swan Valley. Nicky Vallo, 70, and his passenger, Yolanda Vallo, 61, both of Victor, were traveling southbound on a 2004 Harley Davidson motorcycle when, for unknown reasons, they left the right side of the roadway and were thrown from the motorcycle. Both were transported to Eastern Idaho Regional Medical Center where Nicky remains in serious condition. Yolanda Vallo succumbed to her injuries after arriving at the hospital. Notifications to the family have been made. Alcohol is not believed to be a factor. The crash is still under investigation by Trooper D. Green.

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Saturday, September 26, 2009

I15 Traffic Stop Near Malad Leads to Drug Seizure and Arrest

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Pocatello, Idaho 83204-2203
(208) 236-6466 FAX: (208) 233-7451

For Immediate Release: 09/26/2009 7:38pm
Contact: Master Corporal Tom Sellers

On 09/25/2009 at approximately 2235 hours, Idaho State Police Master Corporal Tom Sellers stopped Lawrence H. Roach, DOB 01/01/1983 for speeding on I-15 near Malad, Idaho. During the traffic stop MCpl. Sellers could smell a strong odor of marijuana coming from Roach's vehicle and began an investigation. Subsequent to the investigation, MCpl. Sellers recovered approximately 5.4 pounds of marijuana and 27.1 grams of cocaine. These items have a street value of approximately $6600.00. Roach was arrested for trafficking marijuana and possession of cocaine with intent to deliver. He is currently incarcerated in the Bannock County Jail.


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Friday, September 25, 2009

Head on collision near Jerome kills one

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For Immediate Release: September 25, 2009 at 15:50
Contact: Cpl. Sean Walker

On September 25th, 2009, at approximately 12:18 pm, officers from the Idaho State Police responded to a motorcycle versus pickup fatality crash at the intersection of US Highway 93 and State Highway 25 approximately 4 miles east of Jerome. Heather Cornell, age 27 of Jerome, was travelling northbound on US Highway 93 in her 1993 Dodge Dakota when she attempted to make a left turn onto State Highway 25. Cornell collided head on with a motorcycle being driven by Bradley Eberhard, age 21 of Gooding, who was travelling southbound on US Highway 93. Bradley Eberhard was pronounced dead at the scene of the crash. Eberhard was not wearing a helmet. Cornell was wearing her seatbelt and was not injured.

Both southbound traffic lanes on US Highway 93 were blocked, and one northbound lane was being used to accommodate the southbound traffic. The eastbound traffic lane on State Highway 25 was also blocked. All traffic lanes are now open.

Cpl. Sean Walker is investigating the crash with assistance from Tpr. Wendler, Sgt. Thompson, Sgt. Oliver, Cpl. Bingham, and Cpl. D. Gibbs.


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Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Road Safe Classes

Summer has ended and Fall has arrived. The 2009/2010 winter season is soon to be upon us. The Idaho State Police will be holding a Road Safe Class on Saturday, October 24, 2009 at 9:00 a.m. and November 7, 2009 at 12:00 pm. The classes will be held at the new Idaho State Police Region Office at 615 W. Wilbur Ave. in Coeur d Alene. (Meeting Room A & B)

This is the seventh year that this award-winning program has been offered year round to the public.

This is a classroom setting designed to educate drivers of all ages on the typical problems associated with winter road conditions in Idaho. The class consists of a power point presentation and video on safe driving tips as well as to prepare for the winter driving season. Other topics discussed will be how to deal with aggressive drivers on the roadways, DUIs, and other driving problems and situations. The class will last for approximately 2 1/2 to 3 hours.

No cost for the class.

PLEASE CALL Monday-Friday 8 a.m.-5 p.m. at (208) 209-8620 to reserve a seat. Class size is limited to 60 people, so call early.


Fatal Injury crash in Caldwell, ID

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For Immediate Release: September 23, 2009 at 10:25 a.m.
Contact: Captain Richardson

On September 23, 2009 at approximately 8:00 a.m., officers from the Idaho State Police, Canyon County Sheriff's Office, and Caldwell Police Department responded to a fatal injury crash on Indiana Ave, south of E. Ustick Road, in Caldwell, ID.

A school bus from the Valley View School District, driven by Chandra Wilhite, 28 years old, of Nampa, ID, was traveling north on Indiana Ave, south of E. Ustick Rd. A 1998 GMC Sonoma pickup, driven by Shawn Heckathorn, 17 years old, of Caldwell, ID, was traveling south on Indiana Ave., south of E. Ustick Rd. The GMC Sonoma crossed the center of the road and struck the school bus head-on. The school bus was transporting approximately 40 children between kindergarten and high school age to Thomas Jefferson Charter School in Caldwell, ID.

There were no significant injuries to the students on the bus or to the bus driver. The students were transported from the crash scene to the school by another school bus.

Heckathorn was pronounced dead at the scene of the crash. He was pickup was wearing his seat belt, and the airbag did deploy. Heckathorn was a student at Caldwell High School. Next of kin notification has been made.

The Idaho State Police, with assistance from Caldwell Police Department and Canyon County Sheriff's Office, is investigating the crash.

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ISP lead agency on schoolbus / car crash at Ustick & Indiana

ISP is the lead agency on a crash this morning which occurred just before 8 a.m. at Ustick & Indiana in Caldwell. School bus / car involved. No school kids hurt but 1 fatality in car. Release forthcoming.

Location -

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Tuesday, September 22, 2009

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Monday, September 21, 2009

Injury Crash Near St. Anthony

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Idaho Falls, Idaho 83402-1828
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For Immediate Release: 09/21/09 11:15 pm
Contact: Cpl. Mike Cox

At approximately 3:01 p.m. on Monday, September 21, 2009, the Idaho State Police responded to a rear-end collision eastbound on US20 at milepost 343 near St. Anthony. David Holman, age 68, of Bloomington, Illinois, was stopped at a railroad crossing with the lights activated. Elvia Garcia-Robledo, 47, of Rexburg, Idaho, was approaching the railroad crossing and failed to stop in time, colliding with Holman's vehicle. Holman and his wife, Janet, unknown age, were transported with serious injuries. David was transported to Eastern Idaho Regional Medical Center and Janet was transported to Madison Memorial. It is unknown if seatbelts were being worn. Citations are pending.

The crash is still under investigation by Corporal Mike Cox. He was assisted by Corporal Terry Murdock, Trooper Neil Stevens and the Fremont County Sheriff's Office.
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Wrong Way Driver Crashes In Payette County

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For Immediate Release: 09/21/09 7 pm
Contact: Trooper Bake

On Sunday night, September 20th, 2009, at approximately 10:20 pm Idaho State Police Troopers and Payette County Sheriff Deputies responded to a report of a two-vehicle head-on crash on I84 at mile post 7 in Payette Count of Ontario, Oregon.

Pedro Hernandez, age 35 of Ontario, Oregon, was driving a 1995 Mercury Tracer and was traveling eastbound in the westbound lanes on I84 near mile post 7. Hernandez sideswiped a 2007 Ford F150 driven by Emily Bowers, 19 of Payette. Hernandez's passenger, Martin Espinoza-Torres, 42 of Ontario, Oregon, was transported to Holy Rosary Medical Center in Ontario with what appeared to be serious injuries. Hernandez, Bowers and Espinoza-Torres were all wearing seatbelts.

Hernandez was arrested for aggravated DUI, open container and failure to purchase a drivers license. He was taken to the Payette County Jail. The crash is still under investigation by Trooper Bake with the assistance of Corporal Klitch and Sergeant Burke.

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**UPDATE** One-Vehicle rollover kills one

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Region 5 5205 South 5th Ave.
Pocatello, Idaho 83204-2203
(208) 236-6466 FAX: (208) 233-7451

For Immediate Release: 09/20/09 1600
Contact: Trooper L Edgley

***UPDATE UPDATE UPDATE***

After Blackburn rolled the vehicle and came to rest, he was able to get out of the vehicle and in the road way when a vehicle traveling south struck him. Evidence has been receovered at the scene of the crash which leads us to believe that the vehicle involved in the crash was a White 1993-1995 Volkswagen Jetta. The Jetta sustained damage to the front grille and undercarriage. We are looking for any information to help us locate and identify the owner and driver of this vehicle. Please contact the Idaho State Police at 236-6066 withy any information that you may have.

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At approximately 4:19 AM on Sunday September 20, 2009, the Idaho State Police responded to a one-vehicle rollover crash northbound on I15 at mile marker 96, near Blackfoot. Brycen Blackburn, 18 of Idaho Falls, Idaho, was traveling in a 1990 Toyota 4-Runner and, for unknown reasons, went off the left shoulder of the road, overcorrected and went off the right shoulder. Blackburn overcorrected again and crossed to the left shoulder, rolling the vehicle which came to rest on its top on the southbound median shoulder of I15. It is unknown if Blackburn's seatbelt was worn or if alcohol was a factor in the crash. Notifications have been made to the family.

This crash is still under investigation by the Idaho State Police.

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Injury Crash SB US95@349, Moscow

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Regional Communication Center - North
602 W. Prairie
Coeur d'Alene, Idaho 83815
(208) 772-6055 FAX: (208) 772-8244

CASE # L09000868

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DATE: 09/20/09 TIME: 11:27am LOCATION: SB US95@349

INVESTIGATING OFFICER: Tpr. Schwecke

ASSISTING OFFICERS/AGENCIES: Latah County, Fire and Ambulance Services.

VEHICLE #1
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DRIVER Elizabeth Arno AGE 20
ADDRESS Bothell,WA
INJURIES? - No


VEHICLE YEAR 1993 VEHICLE MAKE Olds VEHICLE MODEL Cierra
WRECKER
SEATBELTS/HELMET WORN? Yes

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VEHICLE #2
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DRIVER Fernando Villabol AGE 52
ADDRESS Moscow,ID
INJURIES? - No


VEHICLE YEAR 2008 VEHICLE MAKE Mercury VEHICLE MODEL SUV
WRECKER Moscow Auto
SEATBELTS/HELMET WORN? Yes

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VEHICLE #3
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DRIVER Robert Belieu AGE 45
ADDRESS Spokane,WA
INJURIES? - No


VEHICLE YEAR 1983 VEHICLE MAKE Mazda VEHICLE MODEL 626
WRECKER Auto Body Super Center
SEATBELTS/HELMET WORN? Yes


INCIDENT NARRATIVE: Vehicle one was south bound US95 at Lewis road attempting to make a turn onto Lewis road. The vehicle slowed for the turn and vehicle two stopped just prior to the bumper of vehicle one. Vehicle three rearended vehicle two causing it to crash into vehicle one. The south bound lane was blocked for a short time. Only passengers were transported to the hospital. All persons involved were wearing seatbelts.

SUPERVISOR Sgt. Grotjohn

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Sunday, September 20, 2009

Single Vehicle Crash Sends Three to Hospital

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For Immediate Release: 9/20/2009 6:50 PM
Contact: Tpr. Gates

On September 20, 2009 at approximately 12:30 AM, a white Chevrolet Cobalt was traveling westbound on Ellis Street near North 2nd Avenue East in Paul, Idaho. The male juvenile driver of the Chevrolet Cobalt attempted to pass another vehicle, also traveling westbound on East Ellis Street. The driver lost control of the Chevrolet Cobalt and entered a broad slide onto the right shoulder. The Cobalt struck a utility pole and a fire hydrant before it crossed North 2nd Avenue East and struck a residence located at 123 E Ellis Street. The driver, a female juvenile passenger, and a male infant passenger were transported to Minidoka Memorial Hospital. All occupants were later transported to St. Alphonsus Regional Medical Center and are in critical condition. None of the occupants were wearing seatbelts, and alcohol is believed to have been a factor in the crash. The incident is still under investigation.

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Missing Motorcyclist Found in Fatal Crash near Salmon

On Monday, August 31, 2009 at approximately 6:00 pm, Donald Masters was traveling south on US 93. At milepost 322, Masters failed to negotiate a sharp curve, left the roadway and went down a small embankment into an empty irrigation ditch next to the Salmon River. Masters was thrown from his motorcycle. He was wearing a helmet, but died at the scene. On Sunday, September 13, 2009 Donald Masters was reported as an overdue motorist to Lemhi County. On Sunday, September 20, 2009 at approximately 7:56am, Masters was found by 3 persons who were scouting for elk. The crash is under investigation by Corporal Hedges with assistance from Lemhi County.

One-Vehicle rollover kills one

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Pocatello, Idaho 83204-2203
(208) 236-6466 FAX: (208) 233-7451

For Immediate Release: 09/20/09 1600
Contact: Trooper L Edgley

At approximately 4:19 AM on Sunday September 20, 2009, the Idaho State Police responded to a one-vehicle rollover crash northbound on I15 at mile marker 96, near Blackfoot. Brycen Blackburn, 18 of Idaho Falls, Idaho, was traveling in a 1990 Toyota 4-Runner and, for unknown reasons, went off the left shoulder of the road, overcorrected and went off the right shoulder. Blackburn overcorrected again and crossed to the left shoulder, rolling the vehicle which came to rest on its top on the southbound median shoulder of I15. It is unknown if Blackburn's seatbelt was worn or if alcohol was a factor in the crash. Notifications have been made to the family.

This crash is still under investigation by the Idaho State Police.

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Tanker Truck Crash US95@483

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Coeur d'Alene, Idaho 83815
(208) 772-6055 FAX: (208) 772-8244

CASE # C09002635

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DATE: 09/20/09 TIME: 0645 LOCATION: NB US95 @ mp 483

INVESTIGATING OFFICER: Cpl. Bennett

ASSISTING OFFICERS/AGENCIES: Sgt. Field, Tpr. Kitchen, Idaho Transportation Department,
Northside Fire Department, Bonner County Sheriff

VEHICLE #1
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DRIVER Donald G. Eskue AGE 47
ADDRESS Deer Park, Wa
INJURIES? - None
HOSPITAL/LOCATION TAKEN ? None
VEHICLE YEAR 2004 VEHICLE MAKE Kenworth VEHICLE MODEL Tractor
WRECKER Clydes Towing
SEATBELTS/HELMET WORN Yes

INCIDENT NARRATIVE: Eskue was northbound on US95 at mp 483 pulling the Kenworth Tractor with two tank trailers. Eskue left the roadway on the right shoulder and the rear tanker overturned. Eskue came back on the roadway and went over the centerline and then back again, coming to rest on the northbound shoulder of the road with the rear tanker overturned. The rear tank ruptured, spilling approximately 2000 gallons of gasoline. The roadway was closed for approximately 9 hours. Two homes in the area had to be evacuated during the clean up.

SUPERVISOR Sgt. Field

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Saturday, September 19, 2009

**UPDATE** Crash Near New Plymouth Kills Two

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For Immediate Release: 9/19/2009 11:00 AM
Contact: Cpl. S Klitch

*****UPDATE****UPDATE******

Idaho State Police is requesting any witnesses to contact them with any information regarding this crash.


*****UPDATE****UPDATE******

On Friday, September 18th, 2009, at approximately 6 pm, Idaho State Police Troopers and Payette Sheriff Deputies responded to a two-vehicle double fatality collision near New Plymouth.

Investigating officers report that Scott Jensen, age 31 of New Plymouth, was driving his 2001 Dodge pickup truck westbound on State Highway 52 at milepost 14 near the intersection of Sandhollow Road in rural Payette County. He was wearing his seat belt.

The intersection of SH52 & Sandhollow Road is controlled by a flashing red signal and posted stop sign that requires northbound traffic on Sandhollow Road to stop and yield to traffic on SH52. The weather was clear and the road surface was dry.

Lacy Fine, age 18 of Meridian, was driving a 1991 Dodge Stealth northbound on Sandhollow Road. Fine entered the intersection into the path of the Dodge pickup operated by Jensen. The vehicles collided and both ran off the roadway. The Dodge pickup overturned onto its top. Fine was not wearing her seat belt. Her passengers were:
* Carlos Murray, age 20 of Caldwell. He was the right rear passenger and was not wearing a seat belt
* Brittani Rennels, age 19 of Boise. She was the right front passenger and was not wearing a seat belt.

Murray and Rennels appeared to have been killed instantly. Fine was seriously injured and had to be extricated by the New Plymouth Rural Fire Department. She was treated by Payette County Paramedics and transported by Lifeflight EMS Helicopter to St. Alphonsus Regional Medical Center for treatment. Jensen received minor injuries.

The investigation continues by ISP Corporal Shawn Klitch with the assistance of the ISP Collision Reconstruction Unit, Payette County Sheriff Deputies, and the Payette County Coroner.

The Idaho Transportation Department assisted with traffic control. The roadway was closed for several hours.

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For Immediate Release: 09/18/2009 7:10 PM
Contact: Cpl. Klitch

At this time, the Idaho State Police is at the scene of a two vehicle fatality crash at the intersection of State Highway 52 and State Highway 72 near New Plymouth. There are two confirmed fatalities and one injured at this time. More information will be relayed as it becomes available.

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**UPDATE** Crash Near New Plymouth Kills Two

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For Immediate Release: 9/19/2009 1:30 AM
Contact: Cpl. S Klitch

*****UPDATE****UPDATE******

On Friday, September 18th, 2009, at approximately 6 pm, Idaho State Police Troopers and Payette Sheriff Deputies responded to a two-vehicle double fatality collision near New Plymouth.

Investigating officers report that Scott Jensen, age 31 of New Plymouth, was driving his 2001 Dodge pickup truck westbound on State Highway 52 at milepost 14 near the intersection of Sandhollow Road in rural Payette County. He was wearing his seat belt.

The intersection of SH52 & Sandhollow Road is controlled by a flashing red signal and posted stop sign that requires northbound traffic on Sandhollow Road to stop and yield to traffic on SH52. The weather was clear and the road surface was dry.

Lacy Fine, age 18 of Meridian, was driving a 1991 Dodge Stealth northbound on Sandhollow Road. Fine entered the intersection into the path of the Dodge pickup operated by Jensen. The vehicles collided and both ran off the roadway. The Dodge pickup overturned onto its top. Fine was not wearing her seat belt. Her passengers were:
* Carlos Murray, age 20 of Caldwell. He was the right rear passenger and was not wearing a seat belt
* Brittani Rennels, age 19 of Boise. She was the right front passenger and was not wearing a seat belt.

Murray and Rennels appeared to have been killed instantly. Fine was seriously injured and had to be extricated by the New Plymouth Rural Fire Department. She was treated by Payette County Paramedics and transported by Lifeflight EMS Helicopter to St. Alphonsus Regional Medical Center for treatment. Jensen received minor injuries.

The investigation continues by ISP Corporal Shawn Klitch with the assistance of the ISP Collision Reconstruction Unit, Payette County Sheriff Deputies, and the Payette County Coroner.

The Idaho Transportation Department assisted with traffic control. The roadway was closed for several hours.

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For Immediate Release: 09/18/2009 7:10 PM
Contact: Cpl. Klitch

At this time, the Idaho State Police is at the scene of a two vehicle fatality crash at the intersection of State Highway 52 and State Highway 72 near New Plymouth. There are two confirmed fatalities and one injured at this time. More information will be relayed as it becomes available.

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Friday, September 18, 2009

Crash Near New Plymouth Kills Two

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For Immediate Release: 09/18/2009 7:10 PM
Contact: Cpl. Klitch

At this time, the Idaho State Police is at the scene of a two vehicle fatality crash at the intersection of State Highway 52 and State Highway 72 near New Plymouth. There are two confirmed fatalities and one injured at this time. More information will be relayed as it becomes available.

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Thursday, September 17, 2009

One Vehicle Fatality Crash South of Nampa

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Region 3 Patrol 700 S. Stratford, Meridian 83642
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For Immediate Release: 09/17/2009 11:00pm
Contact: Trooper Sharp

On Thursday, September 17, 2009 at approximately 9:40 am, Idaho State Police and Canyon County Deputies responded to a one vehicle rollover south of Nampa. It was reported that a 1999 Pontiac Grand Am was upside down and submerged in approximately three feet of water in a canal off of Bowmont Road, just west of State Highway 45. It appears the vehicle was heading eastbound on Bowmont Road when for unknown reasons it went left of center, leaving the roadway on the north side coming to rest on its roof in the canal. When officers arrived on scene they found the passenger still trapped in the vehicle and the driver missing. The sixteen year old male driver was later found at residence near the location of the crash.

The 23 year old male passenger was pronounced deceased on scene, his name is not being released until notifications have been made.

Idaho State Police is still trying to piece together what happened to cause this crash. It does not appear that weather, roads, alcohol or drugs were a factor. It is unknown if the driver was wearing a seatbelt, but the passenger was.

The driver has been arrested for felony leaving a scene of a crash and misdemeanor manslaughter. His name will not be released due to his age.

This crash is still under investigation by Idaho State Police Trooper Sharp. Further information may be released by the Coroner's office on Friday.

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Crash near Glenns Ferry kills one

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Region 3 Patrol 700 S. Stratford, Meridian 83642
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For Immediate Release: 09/17/2009 5:00 PM
Contact: Trooper Ivey


At approximately 1:18 PM on Thursday September 17, 2009, the Idaho State Police, and Elmore County deputies responded to a two-vehicle crash Westbound on Interstate 84 at milepost 117.5, near Glenns Ferry. Gayla Sanford, 79, of King Hill was traveling Westbound in a 2000 Pontiac Grand Am, when for unknown reasons her vehicle drifted off the right shoulder of the roadway. Sanford then over-corrected, came back onto the roadway sideswiping a motor home, driven by Samuel Lee, 66, of Edmonds, Washington. This caused Sanford's vehicle to hit a concrete wall and roll several times. Sanford was not wearing a seatbelt and was ejected from the vehicle. Sanford was pronounced dead at the scene. The occupants in the motor home were not injured. The crash is under investigation by Trooper Ivey, with assistance from Trooper Jussel, and Elmore County Sheriff.
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Injury Crash Near Mountain Home

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For Immediate Release: September 17, 2009, 4:45 p.m.
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The passenger in this vehicle, Jessica Weir succumbed to her injuries this morning at 11:00am at St. Alphonsus in Boise, ID.
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On September 16, 2009, at approximately 1:07 p.m., Idaho State Police responded to a one-vehicle injury rollover, eastbound on Interstate 84 at milepost 90, near Mountain Home, Idaho.

Caleb Mark Zody, 19 years of age, of Glendive, MT, currently stationed at Mountain Home Air Force Base, was driving east in a blue 1994 Honda Accord, when, for unknown reasons, he drove off the right side of the road, rolling the vehicle. Zody was wearing a seatbelt. He was transported by air ambulance to St. Alphonsus Regional Medical Center in Boise, ID.

Jessica C. Weir, 20 years of age, of Hillsdale, MI, was ejected from the vehicle. Jessica was not wearing a seatbelt. She was transported by air ambulance to St. Alphonsus Regional Medical Center in Boise, ID.

Also in the vehicle was Jacqlyn C. Weir, 20 years of age, of Hillsdale MI. Jacqlyn was wearing a seatbelt. She was transported by ground ambulance to Elmore Medical Center in Mountain Home, ID.

Alcohol is not believed to be a factor. The crash is still being investigated by Trooper Jussel. Trooper Jussel is being assisted by Idaho State Sergeant Kelly, Trooper Ivey, and Corporal Szeles, and Elmore County Sheriff's Office.


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News Release - IDAHO STATE POLICE SEIZES LARGE AMOUNT OF AFRICAN DRUG "KHAT" IN BOISE

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Idaho State Police News Release
For Immediate Release - 9/17/09
For Information: Contact: Major Dan Thornton 208-884-7205

IDAHO STATE POLICE SEIZES LARGE AMOUNT OF AFRICAN DRUG KHAT IN MERIDIAN
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On September 15, 2009 detectives of Idaho State Police and US Immigrations and Customs Enforcement participated in the seizure of over $114,000 in KHAT (pronounced "Cot") for traffickers in Meridian.

KHAT is a natural substance with the appearance of small tea or bay leaves. It contains the alkaloid cathinone, an amphetamine-like stimulant which is said to cause excitement, loss of appetite and euphoria. In 1980 the World Health Organization classified KHAT a drug of abuse that can produce mild to moderate psychological dependence and Idaho law classifies cathinone as a Schedule 1 Narcotic. KHAT is either chewed or smoked by users.

Last week, agents of US Customs and Border Protection in San Francisco intercepted a shipment of alleged tea from China that tested to be KHAT. The load of 190 pounds was transferred to ISP in Meridian for investigation. During the investigation suspects were identified and on Tuesday September 15, ISP undercover detectives delivered the KHAT to a residence in Meridian. Following the delivery, a search warrant was served and an additional 169 pounds of KHAT was located and seized, bringing the total to 359 pounds or over 163 kilos worth over $114,000. This is the first ever seizure of KHAT in Idaho.

No arrests have yet been made, although extensive interviews have taken place and suspects have been identified. Our investigation has shown that most of the KHAT seized was destined for other traffickers in Minnesota. ISP will ask the Ada County Prosecuting Attorney's office for criminal charges of Possession of a Controlled Substance, with intent to Delivery be filed on three persons. Once charges are filed, the names of those arrested will be released.

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ISP to hold News Conference - 3:00 p.m. Today - 9/17/09 - Agency seizes several hundred pounds of East African drug - Khat

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ISP to hold News Conference - 3:00 p.m. Today - 9/17/09
Agency seizes several hundred pounds of Khat
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Reporters are invited to an Idaho State Police News Conference today (9/17/09) at 3:00 p.m. at the ISP Region 3 Investigations offices at 700 S. Stratford in Meridian where the recent seizure of several hundred pounds of the illegal East African drug Khat (pronounced - COT) was made. The drug was being shipped through Boise when U.S. Customs officials intercepted the shipment.

ISP official will discuss details of the investigation, provide information on what Khat is, and show samples of the evidence seized.

We hope you will be able to join us at this news conference. You can also learn more about what Khat is via these links -

http://www.usdoj.gov/dea/concern/khat.html

http://www.streetdrugs.org/khat.htm

A photo of harvested Khat plants is below -


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Vehicle crashes into an apartment building in Idaho Falls

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Idaho Falls, Idaho 83402-1828
(208) 525-7377 FAX: (208) 525-7294

For Immediate Release: 09/17/2009 9:07 am
Contact: Trooper Wall

On Thursday, September 17, 2009, at approximately 12:29 am, the Idaho State Police responded to a one vehicle crash at 2317 Eagle Dr., in Idaho Falls. Joshua Niederer, 29, of Idaho Falls was traveling north on Eagle Dr. when he collided with a power pole and then crashed into an unoccupied bedroom of an apartment building. Niederer was treated for minor injuries and arrested for felony DUI.

The crash is under investigation by Trooper Wall. Trooper Wall was assisted at the scene by Bonneville County.

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Two motorcycle crash near Northfork kills one

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Idaho Falls, Idaho 83402-1828
(208) 525-7377 FAX: (208) 525-7294

For Immediate Release: 09/17/2009 2:27 am
Contact: Trooper Lewis

On Wednesday September 16, 2009 at approximately 3:08 pm, Idaho State Police responded to a report of a crash involving two motorcycles northbound on US93 at milepost 314, near Northfork. Stephanie Bratcher, 37, and William Bratcher, 48, both of Salmon were traveling northbound, when they came upon a piece of road equipment working on the shoulder of the roadway. Stephanie slowed due to the equipment in the area, but William was unable to slow down in time and hit her motorcycle from behind causing both motorcycles to crash. Both Stephanie and William were taken to Steele Memorial Hospital, in Salmon, where William succumbed to his injuries. William was not wearing a helmet at the time of the crash. Stephanie was treated and released. Alcohol is not believed to be a factor. The crash is under investigation by the Idaho State Police
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Wednesday, September 16, 2009

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Injury Crash Near Mountain Home

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For Immediate Release: September 16, 2009, 4:20 p.m.
Contact: Trooper Jussel

On September 16, 2009, at approximately 1:07 p.m., Idaho State Police responded to a one-vehicle injury rollover, eastbound on Interstate 84 at milepost 90, near Mountain Home, Idaho.

Caleb Mark Zody, 19 years of age, of Glendive, MT, currently stationed at Mountain Home Air Force Base, was driving east in a blue 1994 Honda Accord, when, for unknown reasons, he drove off the right side of the road, rolling the vehicle. Zody was wearing a seatbelt. He was transported by air ambulance to St. Alphonsus Regional Medical Center in Boise, ID.

Jessica C. Weir, 20 years of age, of Hillsdale, MI, was ejected from the vehicle. Jessica was not wearing a seatbelt. She was transported by air ambulance to St. Alphonsus Regional Medical Center in Boise, ID.

Also in the vehicle was Jacqlyn C. Weir, 20 years of age, of Hillsdale MI. Jacqlyn was wearing a seatbelt. She was transported by ground ambulance to Elmore Medical Center in Mountain Home, ID.

Alcohol is not believed to be a factor. The crash is still being investigated by Trooper Jussel. Trooper Jussel is being assisted by Idaho State Sergeant Kelly, Trooper Ivey, and Corporal Szeles, and Elmore County Sheriff's Office.

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Westbound I84 Lanes are Open at Meridian Rd

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For Immediate Release: 09/16/09 3:53 pm
Contact: Dispatch

***********Update************

Westbound lanes of travel on I84 at Meridian Road (Exit 44) are open and traffic is flowing through the area.


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On Wednesday, September 16, 2009, the Idaho State Police and Meridian Fire Department are on the scene of a semi-tractor that was on fire under the Meridian Road overpass, westbound on I84. The fire is out however traffic is congested and slow in the area. Traffic is being rerouted off of the Interstate at Eagle Road westbound for the time being. Alternate routes are recommended at this time. We will send updates as warranted.

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Semi Tractor Fire Causes Delays WB I84 at Meridian Rd

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For Immediate Release: 09/16/09 3:20 pm
Contact: Dispatch

On Wednesday, September 16, 2009, the Idaho State Police and Meridian Fire Department are on the scene of a semi-tractor that was on fire under the Meridian Road overpass, westbound on I84. The fire is out however traffic is congested and slow in the area. Traffic is being rerouted off of the Interstate at Eagle Road westbound for the time being. Alternate routes are recommended at this time. We will send updates as warranted.

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Tuesday, September 15, 2009

ISP creates new Blog to post news and Information

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For Information: Contact: Rick Ohnsman
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ISP TESTING NEW BLOG AS ALTERNATIVE MEANS OF INFORMATION SHARING
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The Idaho State Police is testing the usefulness of a new online weblog (Blog) for posting information from the agency. The site will automatically post and archive all news releases issued via our News Release Listserver (to which anyone can subscribe) -

http://www.isp.state.id.us/massMailer-web/manageSubscriptions.action?domain=opr

The Blog will not replace our News Release Listserver, but supplement it. It will also allow us to post other information which might not be issued in news release format, post photos, and include other more "feature type" news. You can also leave feedback on posted items and subscribe as a "Follower" to be notified when new items are posted to the blog.

Here is the link to the ISP Blog -- http://idahostatepolice.blogspot.com/
Give us some feedback on this new service and let us know if you find it useful.
(If you are reading this message here, you're already on the Blog!)

Thanks --
Rick Ohnsman
Idaho State Police
e-mail - Rick.Ohnsman@isp.idaho.gov

ISP to target aggressive drivers in northern Idaho with special patrols

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Idaho State Police - Targeting Aggressive Cars and Trucks
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Beginning Wednesday, September 16, 2009, the Idaho State Police will be targeting drivers that drive aggressively in and around commercial vehicles. ISP will be working with other law enforcement agencies to spot drivers that speed, tailgate, and cut off other cars and trucks.
This project is part of a statewide program to reduce the number of commercial vehicle crashes that occur in Idaho each year. ISP anticipates an additional 10-15 officers will be working in the high crash areas in the Coeur d'Alene - Post Falls area.


ISP is grateful for the wide spread support and cooperation the Tact program has received from other law enforcement and safety agencies and believes the program will have a positive effect to change drivers' behavior and reduce crashes.


"The economic and human costs of commercial vehicle crashes are significant, not only in dollars, but more importantly the impact that crashes have on people's lives," said ISP Commercial Vehicle Safety (CVS) Lieutenant Bill Reese. "We want to reduce the number of people affected by aggressive driving and make the roads safer for all of us."

For more information about the project, contact Idaho State Police Commercial Vehicle Safety at 208-884-7220 or go to the web address: www.isp.state.id.us/cvs

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Monday, September 14, 2009

Motorcycle Crash Near Stanley Kills Two

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Idaho Falls, Idaho 83402-1828
(208) 525-7377 FAX: (208) 525-7294
For Immediate Release: 09/15/2009 12:08 AM
Contact: Tpr. Hedges
On September 14, 2009 at 1:22 PM, an ITD employee was doing routine maintenance on State Highway 75 at approximately milepost 207.5, about 18 miles from Stanley when he saw two subjects and a motorcycle on the bank of the Salmon River. Ronald Weber, age 63, and Sharon Weber, age 60, both of Boise, were riding a motorcycle northbound on State Highway 75 when, for unknown reasons, they drifted off the right shoulder and down the embankment 90 feet. Both subjects were pronounced dead on scene. Alcohol is not believed to be a factor. Both subjects were wearing helmets. The investigation is ongoing by Trooper Hedges with assistance from Trooper Lewis, as well as Custer County Deputies and Paramedics.
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Fatal crash near Fruitland

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Contact: Tpr. Bake
At 6:04 p.m. today, September 14, 2009, Idaho State Police responded to a motorcycle crash on I84 at milepost 3, near the Idaho/Oregon border. Eric Shink, age 40, of Kennewick, Washington was headed eastbound on I84 and took the off ramp near milepost 3, where he failed to negotiate a curve and struck the guard rail. Shink was ejected from his motorcycle and pronounced dead at the scene. Shink was wearing a helmet. Alcohol and speed are believed to have been factors. The crash is still under investigation by Trooper Bake with the assistance of Payette County Sheriff's Office.
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Fatal Crash Near Banks

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For Immediate Release: 09-14-2009 9:45pm
Contact: Trooper Anthony
On Monday, September 14, 2009 at approximately 2:53 pm, a crash occurred on State Highway 55 at milepost 79.2 near Banks, which claimed the life of an Oregon man. Richard Schroeder, age 63 of Halfway, OR, was traveling southbound when he failed to properly negotiate a left curve and was ejected from his motorcycle, down a 30-foot embankment and into the Payette River. EMS declared Schroeder dead on scene. Alcohol was not a factor. A helmet was worn.
The crash is being investigated by Trooper Anthony with assistance of Boise County.
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Posters from the International Association of Accident Reconstruction Specialists (IAARS) 29th Annual Conference at the Idaho State Police Headquarters - Meridian, Idaho - September 14-17, 2009.
Posters can be downloaded and printed from this site. Click a thumbnail image to see the large size, then right-click and Save File As to save the image to your computer.

Photos by Rick Ohnsman
Information Officer
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Come see some car crashes!

Just a reminder to the media....

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Meridian, ID 83642
Not for Release - Media Information Only - 9/11/09 11:55
For Information: Contact: Rick Ohnsman
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Reporters frequently cover car crashes as part of their routine news coverage. But how often have you been able to witness a crash AS it happens?

This week, (September 14-17) the Idaho State Police will be hosting the 29th Annual IAARS Conference at their headquarters location in Meridian. Police officers and other crash reconstruction specialists from as far away as England will be participating in the conference which will include some actual staged crashes designed to put classroom theory to the test. Some of the staged crashes will include:


- A two-car "T-bone" crash - scheduled for Monday 9/14/09 at 10:30 a.m.
- A vehicle skid test to follow
- Several motorcycle/car crashes - scheduled for approximately 1:30 p.m Monday (9/14) afternoon.

The crashes will be staged on the Driving Track at ISP Headquarters, 700 S. Stratford Drive in Meridian. Reporters are invited to attend, shoot video and photos of the crashes, and interview the conference attendees.

Background information on the ISP Crash Reconstruction Program is available on our website -
http://www.isp.state.id.us/patrol/ISPReconstruction.html

You will also find contact information there for Cpl. Fred Rice, the Program Coordinator. Cpl. Rice will be available for interviews. You may also reach him via cellphone at 761-2054.

We hope you will be able to attend the event, get some interesting video / photos, and learn more about how police officers use their training to reconstruct the details of vehicle crashes.

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Sunday, September 13, 2009

Injury Motorcycle Crash on SH162

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Regional Communication Center - North
615 W Wilbur Ave Ste A
Coeur d'Alene, Idaho 83815
(208) 209-8730 FAX: (208) 209-8618

CASE # L09000851

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DATE: 08/13/2009 TIME: 7:15 PM LOCATION: WB SH162@13.5

INVESTIGATING OFFICER: Tpr. Collins

ASSISTING OFFICERS/AGENCIES: Idaho Co Sheriff's Office, Kamiah Marshall, St Mary's Ambulance

VEHICLE #1
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DRIVER Manuel K Harding AGE 55
ADDRESS Lewiston, ID
INJURIES? - No
HOSPITAL/LOCATION TAKEN ? N/A
VEHICLE YEAR 1986 VEHICLE MAKE Harley Davidson VEHICLE MODEL Motorcycle
WRECKER N/A
HELMET WORN? No to both

PASSENGER(S)

ADDRESS Jody L Todd, 52, Cottonwood, ID
INJURIES? - Yes
HOSPITAL/LOCATION TAKEN ? St Mary's Hospital
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INCIDENT NARRATIVE: Harding was WB on SH162 near MP 13.5 when he rode through liquid debris from a tire that caused the highway to become slick. Harding lost traction and layed the motorcycle over sliding across the pavement coming to rest on the right shoulder of the highway.

SUPERVISOR Sgt. Grotjohn

DSP INITIALS Mfc
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***UPDATE*** 3 Car Crash Sends 2 to Area Hospitals

************* UPDATE **************************

Driver from vehicle one : Robert P Chenault of Sandpoint,ID was pronounced deceased at 4:55pm on September 11th,2009 after being taken to Bonner County General Hospital as a result of this crash.

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Idaho State Police
Regional Communication Center - North
615 W Wilbur
Coeur D?Alene ID 83815
(208)772-8585 FAX: (208) 772-8244
CASE # C09002492
PRESS RELEASE

DATE: September 5, 2009 TIME: 2:01 PM LOCATION: US95@468.5
INVESTIGATING OFFICER: Cpl Greear
ASSISTING OFFICERS/AGENCIES: Cpl Lehman, Cpl Donahue, Bonner County

VEHICLE #1:
DRIVER Robert P Chenault AGE 84
ADDRESS Sandpoint ID
INJURIES - Yes / Hospital: Bonner General Hospital
YEAR 2004 MAKE Ford STYLE Pickup

VEHICLE #2:
DRIVER Susie Jensen AGE 26
ADDRESS Sandpoint ID
INJURIES - Minor injuries no transport
YEAR 2003 MAKE Acura STYLE 4 Door

VEHICLE #3:
DRIVER Katie C Caldwell AGE 16
ADDRESS Sandpoint
INJURIES Yes
HOSPITAL Kootenai Medical Center
YEAR 2008 MAKE Suzuki STYLE SUV

INCIDENT INFORMATION: Chenault was northbound on US95 in Sagle Idaho at the same time Jensen was southbound on US95 passing Caldwell who was also southbound. Chenault then crossed thru the center turn lane and struck Jensen?s Acura in the left rear portion of her vehicle causing the Acura to spin out of control, crossing both northbound lanes and go off the roadway. Chenault?s pickup then continued into the right southbound lane striking Caldwell?s Suzuki on the driver?s side forcing her vehicle off the roadway and onto the embankment blocking the right southbound lane. Traffic was partially blocked for approximately 1.5 hours. All occupants were wearing their seatbelts and airbags did deploy in all 3 vehicles. Investigation continues by the Idaho State Police.

SUPERVISOR Sgt Field
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Saturday, September 12, 2009

Crash on State Highway 55 Kills One

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For Immediate Release: 09/13/09 12:30 AM
Contact: Tpr. J. Klitch
On Saturday, September 12, 2009 at approximately 7:38 PM, a crash occurred at the intersection of Highway 55 and Montana (milepost 12) which claimed the life of a Nampa woman. Manuela Monarrez, age 60 of Nampa, was eastbound on Montana Avenue in a Chevrolet Lumina when she failed to stop for a stop sign at the intersection of SH 55. She entered the intersection and was struck by a Ford Excursion driven by Jay Ward, age 32, also of Nampa. Ward's vehicle rolled, and Monarrez's vehicle came to rest in a nearby field. Monarrez was pronounced dead at the scene as a result of her injuries. Ward suffered minor injuries. Both drivers were wearing their seatbelts and alcohol is not believed to have been a factor in this crash. The investigation is ongoing by Tpr. J. Klitch with assistance from Tpr. Hurley as well as Canyon County Deputies and Paramedics.
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*correction: Excavator rolled and trapped driver inside.*

Idaho State Police
Regional Communication Center - North
615 W Wilbur
Coeur d'Alene, Idaho 83815
(208) 209-8620 FAX: (208) 209-8618
CASE # C09002558
PRESS RELEASE
DATE: September 12, 2009 TIME: 4:34 PM LOCATION: 135 Dufort Road, Sagle
INVESTIGATING OFFICER: Cpl Lehman
ASSISTING OFFICERS/AGENCIES: Bonner County Sherriff?s Department, Bonner County EMS, Sagle Fire Department and Bonner County Coroner.
VEHICLE #1:
DRIVER: Justin A Peine AGE: 41
ADDRESS: Sagle, Idaho
INJURIES: Fatal
HOSPITAL/LOCATION TAKEN: Colfelt?s Funeral Home
VEHICLE: Atlas Excavator

WRECKER:*** no wrecker needed ***


INCIDENT INFORMATION: Justin Peine was working his excavator near a pond on his property in the 100 block of Dufort Road when the excavator rolled into the pond. Peine was pinned inside the cab of the excavator which was submerged in the water. Peine was pronounced dead at the scene; next of kin has been notified.
SUPERVISOR: Sgt Greear
DSP INITIALS: CME

*correction: Excavator rolled and trapped driver inside.*

Idaho State Police
Regional Communication Center - North
615 W Wilbur
Coeur d'Alene, Idaho 83815
(208) 209-8620 FAX: (208) 209-8618
CASE # C09002558
PRESS RELEASE
DATE: September 12, 2009 TIME: 4:34 PM LOCATION: 135 Dufort Road, Sagle
INVESTIGATING OFFICER: Cpl Lehman
ASSISTING OFFICERS/AGENCIES: Bonner County Sherriff?s Department, Bonner County EMS, Sagle Fire Department and Bonner County Coroner.
VEHICLE #1:
DRIVER: Justin A Peine AGE: 41
ADDRESS: Sagle, Idaho
INJURIES: Fatal
HOSPITAL/LOCATION TAKEN: Colfelt?s Funeral Home
VEHICLE: Atlas Excavator

WRECKER:*** no wrecker needed ***


INCIDENT INFORMATION: Justin Peine was working his excavator near a pond on his property in the 100 block of Dufort Road when the excavator rolled into the pond. Peine was pinned inside the cab of the excavator which was submerged in the water. Peine was pronounced dead at the scene; next of kin has been notified.
SUPERVISOR: Sgt Greear
DSP INITIALS: CME

Excavator rolled and trapped driver inside.

Idaho State Police
Regional Communication Center - North
615 W Wilbur
Coeur d'Alene, Idaho 83815
(208) 209-8620 FAX: (208) 209-8618
CASE # C09002558
PRESS RELEASE
DATE: September 12, 2009 TIME: 4:34 PM LOCATION: 135 Dufort Road, Sagle
INVESTIGATING OFFICER: Cpl Lehman
ASSISTING OFFICERS/AGENCIES: Bonner County Sherriff?s Department, Bonner County EMS, Sagle Fire Department and Bonner County Coroner.
VEHICLE #1:
DRIVER: Justin A Peine AGE: 41
ADDRESS: Sagle, Idaho
INJURIES: Fatal
HOSPITAL/LOCATION TAKEN: Colfelt?s Funeral Home
VEHICLE: Atlas Excavator

WRECKER: Al?s Towing


INCIDENT INFORMATION: Justin Peine was working his excavator near a pond on his property in the 100 block of Dufort Road when the excavator rolled into the pond. Peine was pinned inside the cab of the excavator which was submerged in the water. Peine was pronounced dead at the scene; next of kin has been notified.
SUPERVISOR: Sgt Greear
DSP INITIALS: CME

Multi-Vehicle Crash Blocks Left Lane I84@39

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For Immediate Release: 09-12-09 9:30pm
Contact: Sgt Dye
**********UPDATE*****************

On Saturday, September 12, 2009, at 5:15pm, a six vehicle crash occurred Eastbound on Interstate 84 just east of the Garrity exit. While driving eastbound, Gabriel Shippy, age 32 from New Plymouth, ran into the back of Jennilynn Garner, 27 from Caldwell. Garner then hit the car in front of her causing a chain reaction with the four vehicles directly in front of her. Shippy was then hit from behind by Eric Francis, 27 from Nampa, who was unable to stop in time when Shippy hit Garner. The other subjects involved were Jodee Arpke, 27 from Caldwell, Larry Peterson, 56 from Caldwell, and Lillian Maresca, 63 from Boise. The left lane was closed for two hours while officers investigated the crash and vehicles were removed from the scene. None of the persons involved was injured and seat belts were worn by all. The crash is being investigated by Sgt. Dye.
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A multi-vehicle crash has blocked the left lane of travel on the interestate, eastbound at milemarker 39. The right lane is open, but traffic is moving slowly. Please use caution if traveling in this area. We will advise of further updates as we get them.
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Region 3 Patrol 700 S. Stratford, Meridian 83642
(208) 846-7550
Fax (208) 846-7520

For Immediate Release: 09-12-09 5:35pm
Contact: ISP Dispatch

A multi-vehicle crash has blocked the left lane of travel on the interestate, eastbound at milemarker 39. The right lane is open, but traffic is moving slowly. Please use caution if traveling in this area. We will advise of further updates as we get them.

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One Vehicle Injury Crash in Montpelier

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Idaho State Police
Region 5 5205 South 5th Ave.
Pocatello, Idaho 83204-2203
(208) 236-6466 FAX: (208) 233-7451
For Immediate Release: 09/12/09
Contact: Trooper McWilliams
On September 12, 2009, at 6:33 a.m., Idaho State Police responded to a one-vehicle injury crash at 5th and Washington Street in Montpelier.
An on-duty Bear Lake County Deputy was traveling westbound on Washington Street in a 2005 Dodge Durango patrol vehicle when he drove off the road colliding with a tree.
The deputy was transported by ground ambulance to Bear Lake Memorial Hospital for minor injuries. He was wearing a seatbelt.
This crash is still under investigation by Trooper McWilliams with the Idaho State Police.

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Friday, September 11, 2009

Injury Crash US95 MP 341, Moscow

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Idaho State Police
Regional Communication Center - North
615 W. Wilbur Ave Ste A
Coeur d'Alene, Idaho 83815
(208) 209-8618 FAX: (208) 209-8730
CASE # L09000844
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DATE: 09/11/2009 TIME: 10:28 AM LOCATION: SB US95 MP 341, Moscow
INVESTIGATING OFFICER: Tpr. C Montgomery
ASSISTING OFFICERS/AGENCIES: Moscow Ambulance
VEHICLE #1
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DRIVER Crooks, Melinda N AGE 29
ADDRESS Lewiston, ID
INJURIES? - Yes
HOSPITAL/LOCATION TAKEN ? Gritman Memorial
VEHICLE YEAR 1997 VEHICLE MAKE GMC VEHICLE MODEL Sierra Pickup
WRECKER Moscow Auto
SEATBELTS/HELMET WORN? Yes
INCIDENT NARRATIVE: Crooks was SB on US95 near mp 341 when she reached over to grab her cell phone. She lost control, veering off the right side of the road way hitting an embankment. She briefly went airborne, coming to rest on the shoulder of the highway.
SUPERVISOR Sgt. Rouse
DSP INITIALS Mfc
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