Sunday, October 7, 2012

One Vehicle Rollover north of Hamer

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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: 10/07/12 9:10 pm
Please direct questions to the District Office

On October 7th, 2012, at approximately 2:45 PM, Idaho State Police investigated a one-vehicle rollover on Interstate 15 near milepost 157, north of Hamer. Craig Coates, 55 of Saratoga Springs, UT, was driving south in a white 2002 Ford F250 pickup when he drove off of the left side of the road. Coates over-corrected and went off of the right side of the road where his vehicle overturned and rolled several times. Coates was not wearing his seatbelt and was ejected from his vehicle. He was transported by Air Idaho to Eastern Idaho Regional Medical Center. I15 was closed for approximately 45 minutes while Air Idaho was on the ground treating Coates.

The Idaho State Police was assisted by Clark County Sheriff's Office, Jefferson County Sheriff's Office, Mud Lake Ambulance, and Clark County QRU. This crash is still under investigation.