Saturday, May 26, 2012

Crash on SH31 near Swan Valley injures one

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

For Immediate Release: 05/26/2012 11:05 p.m.
Please direct questions to the District Office

On May 26, 2012, at approximately 5:10 p.m., Idaho State Police investigated a one-vehicle injury crash on State Highway 31 at milepost 6, near Swan Valley. Edwin Soto, 34, of Shelley, was northbound on State Highway 31 in a 1992 Saturn SL when he failed to negotiate a curve. The vehicle went off the right side of the roadway, and struck the guardrail which pushed into the passenger side, injuring Soto's six-year old son. After Soto and his son exited the vehicle, it ignited for unknown reasons.

Idaho State Police was assisted at the scene by Swan Valley Fire Department and Emergency Medical Services. It is unknown whether Edwin Soto was wearing a seatbelt. His son was secured in a child safety seat. The crash is still under investigation.