Saturday, February 11, 2012

Single Vehicle crashes sends one to hospital

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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 12, 2012 12:19 am
Contact: Trooper Aikele

On February 11, 2012, at approximately 8:40 pm, Idaho State Police investigated a single vehicle rollover on Interstate 15 near milepost 87, south of Blackfoot, Idaho.

Jose Cuellar-Rios, 22 years, of Blackfoot, Idaho, was travelling north on Interstate 15 in a 2000 Pontiac Grand Am. Cuellar-Rios swerved into the right lane of travel, overcorrected and came back across the left lane. The car left the road and rolled several times, coming to rest in the median. He was not wearing a seatbelt and was ejected from the vehicle. He was transported via air ambulance to Portneuf Medical Center in Pocatello with unknown injuries. Weather was not believed to be a factor in the crash.

The crash is under investigation by Idaho State Police Trooper Aikele with assistance at the scene by Trooper Gallegos, Trooper Orr, Sgt. Manning, Bingham County Deputies, and Fort Hall emergency personnel.