Saturday, February 4, 2012

Single Vehicle Crash in Interestate 15 near milepost 74

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Idaho State Police
District 5 5205 South 5th Ave.
Pocatello, Idaho 83204-2299
(208) 236-6466 FAX: (208) 236-6068

For Immediate Release: February 4, 2012, 5:00a.m.
Contact: Cpl. Zweigart

On February 4, 2012, at approximately 1:30 a.m., Idaho State Police investigated a single-vehicle crash on Interstate 15 near milepost 74.

Christopher Seratt, 23 years old, of Blackfoot, Idaho, was traveling south in a 1994 Chevrolet 1500 pickup when, for unknown reasons, he drove off the road into the median. The vehicle then traveled back onto the road, overturned and hit the guardrail on the opposite side of the road. The vehicle rolled over the guardrail and down the embankment.

Seratt was not wearing a seatbelt and was ejected. He was pronounced dead at the scene by the Bannock County Coroner. Alcohol may have been a factor in this crash.

The crash is under investigation by Idaho State Police Cpl. Zweigart, who was assisted by Sgt. Manning, Tpr. Aikele, and Bannock County Sheriff's Deputies, and Bannock County Search and Rescue Personnel.