Thursday, April 22, 2010

ATV Crash in Downey Sends One to Hospital

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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: 4/22/2010 9:53p.m.
Contact: Sgt Winans

On Thursday April 22, 2010 at approximately 5:17 p. m. Idaho State Police Troopers responded to an ATV crash at 21247 South Marsh Valley Road in Downey. According to preliminary investigation, Hugh Hawkes, age 56, was driving his Polaris Sportsman 500 ATV behind his residence. He was accompanied by his 6 year old grandson. Hawkes lost control of the vehicle, causing it to roll on top of him. His grandson was thrown from the vehicle and sustained minor injuries. Hawkes was transported by Life Flight to Portneuf Medical Center with serious injuries. Neither individual was wearing a helmet. Alcohol is not believed to be a factor in the crash. Idaho State Police was assisted by the Bannock County Sheriff's Department and Bannock County Search and Rescue. The incident is still under investigation.