Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Motorhome Crash near Malad sends two to hospital

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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: 11/20/2012 3:41 pm
Please direct questions to the District Office

On November 20, 2012 at approximately 11:05 am, the Idaho State Police investigated a one-vehicle injury crash southbound Interstate 15 at milepost 17. Eugene Gillette, 79, of Bishop, California attempted to exit the interstate in a 1991 Blue Bird motor home, when he failed to stop at the stop sign at the top of the offramp. Gillette's vehicle continued through the intersection and went off the embankment on the south side of State Highway 36 and crashed into a dry creek bed. Gillette and his passenger Joye Gillette, 75, were both taken by ground ambulance to Oneida County Hospital in Malad. Joye was later flown by air ambulance to McKay-Dee Hospital in Ogden,Utah.