Sunday, October 14, 2012

Fatal Crash on the Fort Hall Indian Reservation

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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: 10/14/12 8:35 pm
Please direct questions to the District Office

At approximately 6:10pm on October 14, 2012, the Idaho State Police investigated a fatal crash at Simplot Road and Mission Road on the Fort Hall Reservation. Samuel Haroldsen, 30 of Pocatello, was northbound on Mission Road in a GMC pickup. Aleisa Smith, 50 of Chubbuck, was eastbound on Simplot Road in a 1986 Mercury Marquis. Haroldsen failed to stop at the stop sign at the intersection of Simplot Road and Mission Road. As Smith entered the intersection, Haroldsen collided with her vehicle on the front passenger side. Haroldsen and his passenger, Matthew Haroldsen, 28 of Mackay, were not injured in the crash. Aleisa Smith was transported by ground ambulance to Portneuf Medical Center. Her passenger, Kevin Smith, 54 of Chubbuck, was pronounced deceased at the scene of the crash.

This crash is still under investigation by the Idaho State Police.