Thursday, July 22, 2010

One Vehicle Rollover Near Jerome Injures One

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Region 4 Patrol 218 West Yakima, Jerome, ID 83338-5904 (208) 324-6000
Fax (208) 324-7897
For further information, contact Capt. Robert Storm at (208) 324-6000 or (208) 736-3070

For Immediate Release: 07/22/2010 2:30p.m.
Contact: Trooper Pohanka

On Wednesday, July 21, 2010 at approximately 9:51 p.m., Idaho State Police investigated a one-vehicle rollover. Jose Ayala-Mendez , 19, of Hazelton, was traveling westbound on Interstate 84 near milepost 171, when, for unknown reasons, he drifted off to the north shoulder, overcorrected and came back across the roadway into the median where his vehicle rolled four times. Ayala-Mendez was transported by ground ambulance to St. Lukes Magic Valley with minor injuries. The driver was wearing his seatbelt. Alcohol was a factor in the crash. Lanes were blocked for approximately 20 minutes while the air ambulance was on scene.

This crash is still under investigation by Trooper Pohanka. Trooper Pohanka was assisted at the scene by Jerome County Deputies and Jerome Fire and Paramedics.