Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Fatal crash east of the Boise Stage Stop

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Region 3 Patrol 700 S. Stratford, Meridian 83642
(208) 846-7550
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For Immediate Release: 09/22/2010 12:56 a.m.
Contact: Trooper Bailey

On Tuesday, September 21, 2010 at approximately 5:51 p.m., Idaho State Police investigated a single vehicle fatal crash eastbound on Interstate 84 at milepost 77, east of the Boise Stage Stop. Amanda Nickel, 18, from Boise was traveling eastbound on Interstate 84 in a red 1993 Ford pickup when she drove into the median and overcorrected, causing the vehicle to cross the eastbound lanes. The vehicle then rolled, landing on its roof approximately 150 feet off the roadway. Nickel was pronounced dead at the scene. Investigators believe that Nickel was not wearing her seatbelt at the time of the crash.

The crash is still under investigation by Trooper Bailey who was assisted at the scene by Elmore County Deputies and emergency personnel.