Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Crash near Lincoln-Blaine County line claims Shoshone Teen

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Region 4 Patrol 218 West Yakima, Jerome, ID (208) 324-6000
Fax (208) 324-7897
For further information, contact Lt. Robert Storm at (208)324-6000 or (208)736-3070

For Immediate Release: May 25, 2010 11:40 a.m.
Contact: Trooper Pohanka

On Tuesday May 25, 2010, at approximately 5:26 a.m., a single vehicle fatality occurred on State Highway 75 at milepost 92, near the Lincoln-Blaine County line. A 1996 Honda Passport, being driven by Ana Gomez-Vega, age 18 of Shoshone, was headed southbound on State Highway 75, when her vehicle went off the roadway. Gomez-Vega's vehicle went off and back onto the roadway several times before the vehicle rolled several times coming to rest on its roof. Gomez-Vega was wearing her seatbelt at the time of the crash but was partially ejected from her vehicle. Gomez-Vega was pronounced dead at the scene.

The crash is being investigated by Trooper Pohanka with assistance from the Lincoln County Sheriff's Office.