Monday, October 22, 2012

Hit & Run Crash on US91 Injures One

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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: 10/22/12 9:47 p.m.
Please direct questions to the District Office

On Monday, October 22, 2012, at approximately 5:20 p.m., Idaho State Police investigated a hit and run crash on Yellowstone Ave / US91, in front of Toads Store in Pocatello, ID.

Julian Rascon, 26, of Pocatello, was traveling north on US91 in a silver 2007 Toyota Prius. Loreen Bear, 32, of Pocatello, was traveling south on US91 in a black 2008 Hyundai Sonata, attempting to make a left hand turn into the parking lot of Toads Store. Bear failed to yield to Rascon's vehicle and the two vehicles collided.

Bear left the scene of the crash headed north on US91 and was later located by ISP on US91 and Reservation Rd. Bear was taken into custody for leaving the scene of an injury crash, driving without privileges, transporting an open container, and a bench warrant out of Bingham County.

Julian Rascon was transported by ground ambulance to Portneuf Medical Center in Pocatello; his passenger Maria Rascon was not injured. Bear and her passenger, Jared Sireech, of Pocatello, were not injured.

The Idaho State Police was assisted at the scene by Bannock County Sheriff's Office and Pocatello Medical Personnel. The investigation is ongoing.