Thursday, October 4, 2012

One Vehicle Fatality Crash on US93 near Salmon, Idaho

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

For Immediate Release: 10/05/2012 at 1:00 a.m.
Please direct questions to the District Office

On Thursday, October 4, 2012 at approximately 5:00 p.m., the Idaho State Police investigated a one vehicle fatality crash on US93 at milepost 317, in Lemhi County, Idaho. Garrett Nicolson, 26, of Salmon, Idaho was traveling south in a 2001 Hyundai Elantra, when he drove off the right shoulder of the highway, overcorrecting and lost control of his vehicle. He struck the rocky embankment on the east roadside and the car rolled several times. Nicolson was not wearing a safety restraint and was thrown from the vehicle. He was transported by ground ambulance to the Steele Memorial Medical Center in Salmon where he was later pronounced dead.

ISP was assisted at the scene by the Lemhi County Sheriff's Office and the Lemhi County Search & Rescue. Nicolson's immediate family has been notified.

The crash investigation is still ongoing.