Tuesday, December 20, 2011

One Vehicle Fatal Crash Near Arco

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Idaho State Police
Region 6 1540 Foote Dr.
Idaho Falls, Idaho 83402-1828
(208) 525-7377 FAX: (208) 525-7294

For Immediate Release: 12/20/11 16:40
Contact: Trooper Andrew Nakashima

On December 20, 2011 at approximately 4:40pm, Charles Solecki, 34 years of age from Chubbuck, was driving a gray 2006 Ford F-150 from south of the Idaho National Laboratory under the US20/26 connector. Solecki drove off the shoulder of the road and struck the cement face of the underpass. His vehicle then crashed into the west side of the underpass, where the vehicle caught on fire. The INL Fire Department responded and put the vehicle fire out where Solecki's body was discovered inside. Solecki was pronounced dead at the scene.

Trooper Andrew Nakashima and Senior Trooper Chris Lenda are investigating the crash and were assisted by the Butte County Sheriff's office, INL Fire and EMS.

The investigation is ongoing.