Sunday, November 21, 2010

One Vehicle Crash Injures Two Near Emmett

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Region 3 Patrol 700 S. Stratford, Meridian 83642
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For Immediate Release: 11/22/2010 00:47
Contact: Corporal Nesbitt

On Sunday, November 21, 2010, at approximately 8:38 pm, the Idaho State Police investigated a one vehicle injury crash on SH16 at mile post 10.9. Gene Tatom, 57 of Eagle, was driving northbound on SH16 when he lost control of his 2002 Nissan Frontier. The vehicle went over the guard rail and settled at the bottom of the mountain.

Tatom was transported via Life Flight to St Alphonsus in Boise. His passenger Michelle Eisler, 56, of Boise, was transported via ground ambulance to Walter Knox in Emmett. Both the driver and the passenger were wearing seatbelts. Weather was a factor. SH16 was shut down for one hour during the investigation. The crash is still under investigation by Corporal Nesbitt who was assisted at scene by Master Corporal Robertson, Sgt Ketchum, and Gem County Paramedics.