Saturday, May 22, 2010

Fatal Injury Crash West of American Falls

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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: May 22, 2010 at 1:30 p.m.

Contact: Sgt. Winans

On May 22, 2010, at approximately 6:44 a.m., Idaho State Police came upon a one-vehicle rollover crash in the westbound lane of Interstate 86 near milepost 22, west of American Falls, ID. Angee K. Geeraerts, 33, of Great Falls, MT was traveling west on Interstate 86 when she drove into the median on a curve and overcorrected to the right. The vehicle rolled in the median and came to rest on its top in the westbound travel lane.

Also in the vehicle were two minor children. All three subjects were ejected from the vehicle.

Geeraerts was pronounced dead at the crash scene. One child was initially transported by air ambulance to Eastern Idaho Regional Medical Center in Idaho Falls, ID. The second child was initially transported by ground ambulance to Portneuf West Medical Center in Pocatello, ID. Both children were later transported by air ambulance to Primary Children's Hospital in Salt Lake City, UT.

Initial investigation indicates that the vehicle was equipped with automatic shoulder restraints for the front seats, but that none of the occupants were properly restrained with lap and shoulder belts.

Next of kin has been notified. The investigation is continuing.