Thursday, May 31, 2012

Fatal Injury Crash in Gooding County

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For Immediate Release: 5/31/2012 at 12:00 p.m.
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On May 31, 2012, at approximately 7:38 am, Idaho State Police investigated a two vehicle fatality crash on 1348 East near 3200 South, in Gooding County.

Shane Collins, 47, of Wendell, ID, was operating a tractor sprayer on 1348 East. Collins missed his turn and put the vehicle in reverse, causing it to drive over a Dodge Neon, driven by Martina Aguilar, of Wendell, ID. Aguilar succumbed to her injuries at the scene of the crash.

Alcohol is not thought to be a factor in this crash.

The crash investigation is continuing.


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Fatal Injury Crash in Gooding County

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For Immediate Release: 5/31/2012 at 12:00 p.m.
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On May 31 2012, at approximately 7:38 am, Idaho State Police investigated a two vehicle fatality crash on 1348 East near 3200 South, in Gooding County.

Shane Collins, 47, of Wendell, ID, was operating a tractor sprayer on 1348 East. Collins missed his turn and put the vehicle in reverse, causing it to drive over a Dodge Neon, driven by Martina Aguilar, of Wendell, ID. Aguilar succumbed to her injuries at the scene of the crash.

Alcohol is not thought to be a factor in this crash.

The crash investigation is continuing.


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Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Double Fatal from Single Vehicle Rollover Outside Dubois

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

For Immediate Release: 05/30/12 01:30 am
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On May 29, 2012 at approximately 5:00 PM, Idaho Sate Police investigated a one-vehicle fatal crash on Old Kilgore Road, 12 miles east of Dubois. A 1989 Ford F150 pickup truck towing a 15 foot fishing boat was heading westbound when it failed to negotiate a curve and rolled. Kevin Johnson, 40, and Kobe Johnson, 10, both from Rawlins, Wy, and Shayne Siren, 34, of Dubois, were all ejected from the vehicle. Kevin Johnson and Shayne Siren succumbed to their injuries on scene. Kobe Johnson was transport to Eastern Idaho Region Medical Center and then flown to Primary Children's Hospital in Salt Lake City, Utah.

Idaho State Police was assisted by Clark County Sheriff. Evidence indicates no seat-belts were worn and alcohol is believed to be a factor, the driver is yet to be determined. This crash is still under investigation.

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Double Fatal from Single Vehicle Rollover Outside Dubois

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

For Immediate Release: 05/30/12 01:30 am
Please direct questions to the District Office

On May 29, 2012 at approximately 5:00 PM, Idaho Sate Police investigated a one-vehicle fatal crash on Old Kilgore Road, 12 miles east of Dubois. A 1989 Ford F150 pickup truck towing a 15 foot fishing boat was heading westbound when it failed to negotiate a curve and rolled. Kevin Johnson, 40, and Kobe Johnson, 10, both from Rawlins, Wy, and Shayne Siren, 34, of Dubois, were all ejected from the vehicle. Kevin Johnson and Shayne Siren succumbed to their injuries on scene. Kobe Johnson was transport to Eastern Idaho Region Medical Center and then flown to Primary Children's Hospital in Salt Lake City, Utah.

Evidence indicates no seat-belts were worn and alcohol is believed to be a factor, the driver is yet to be determined. This crash is still under investigation.

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Spot what you think might be an impaired driver? Use the Idaho State Police REDDI (Report Every Drunk Driver Immediately) hotline. Dial *477 from your cell phone anywhere in Idaho.

Tuesday, May 29, 2012

DRUG ARREST

Idaho State Police
1540 Foote Drive
Idaho Falls, ID 83402
208-525-7377

On May 27, 2012 at 5:27 p.m. Idaho State Police stopped a 1997 BMW for a traffic violation that occurred on Interstate 15 near Osgood in Bonneville County, Idaho. The driver, Kelli Jo Cicon (19 years old) from Montana was displaying signs of drug use. During the search of the vehicle a bag of un-prescribed Diazepam depressant pills (101 pills) and 8 Oxycodone pills, .5 grams of black tar heroin, drug paraphernalia and a loaded 9mm handgun were located by Troopers. Cicon and her passenger, Daniel James Stark (23 years old) from Montana were arrested. Cicon was incarcerated into the Bonneville County jail for Felony possession of a controlled substance with the intent to deliver, Felony possession of Oxycodone, D.U.I, possession of drug paraphernalia, providing false information to a police officer and driving without privileges. Stark was incarcerated for Felony possession of a controlled substance with the intent to deliver, Felony possession of Oxycodone and Heroin, carrying a concealed weapon without a permit, providing false information to a police officer, possession of drug paraphernalia and an active arrest warrant out of Bannock County, Idaho.
The investigation is on-going.

Sunday, May 27, 2012

Injury crash WB I90 @40.8

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Regional Communication Center - North
615 W Wilbur Ave
Suite A
Coeur d'Alene, Idaho 83815

Please direct questions to the appropriate District Offices
District 1 (208) 209-8620 Fax (208) 209- 8618
District 2 (208) 799-5150


CASE # C12000971

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DATE: 5/26/2012 TIME: 9:13 pm LOCATION: WB I90 @40.8

ASSISTING AGENCIES: Shoshone County Sheriff Office

VEHICLE # 1
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DRIVER- Ryan L Comesatnight AGE 14
ADDRESS- Great Falls, MT
INJURIES- No

HOSPITAL/LOCATION TAKEN Shoshone Medical Center
VEHICLE YEAR 1993 VEHICLE MAKE Cadillac VEHICLE MODEL Deville
WRECKER Silver Auto
SEATBELTS/HELMET WORN- Unk

PASSENGER(S)

Passenger 1- April D Deroche AGE- 43
ADDRESS- Great Falls,MT
INJURIES - Yes
SEATBELTS/HELMET WORN- Unk
HOSPITAL/LOCATION TAKEN- Shoshone Medical Center

Passenger 2- Martin L Tellesch AGE- 45
ADDRESS- Great Falls, MT
INJURIES- No
SEATBELTS/HELMET WORN- Unk
HOSPITAL/LOCATION TAKEN- Shoshone Medical Center

Passenger 3- Danielle M Comesatnight AGE- 26
ADDRESS- Great Falls,MT
INJURIES- Yes
SEATBELTS/HELMET WORN- Unk
HOSPITAL/LOCATION TAKEN- Shoshone Medical Center

Passenger 4- Dustin Choate AGE- 5
ADDRESS- Great Falls,MT
INJURIES- Yes
SEATBELTS/HELMET WORN- No safety seat
HOSPITAL/LOCATION TAKEN- Shoshone Medical Center

Passenger 5- Elgin Choate AGE- 5
ADDRESS- Great Falls,MT
INJURIES- Yes
SEATBELTS/HELMET WORN- No safety seat
HOSPITAL/LOCATION TAKEN- Sacred Heart Medical Center, Spokane


INCIDENT NARRATIVE: Comesatnight was traveling WB I90 at milepost 40.8 in Cataldo when a moose entered the roadway. Comesatnight attempted to avoid the collision and struck the moose, causing the head of the animal to enter the passenger compartment of the vehicle.



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Injury Crash Lovell Valley Rd / SH 60 Beneway County

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615 W Wilbur Ave
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Coeur d'Alene, Idaho 83815

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District 1 (208) 209-8620 Fax (208) 209- 8618
District 2 (208) 799-5150


CASE # C12000967
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DATE: 05/26/12 TIME: 12:35 PM LOCATION: Lovell Valley RD / SH60

ASSISTING AGENCIES: Coeur d'Alene Tribal Police, Washington State Patrol

VEHICLE #1
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DRIVER Jeffrey D Wentzel AGE 35
ADDRESS Tekeo, WA
INJURIES? - Yes
HOSPITAL/LOCATION TAKEN ? Valley Hospital Spokane
VEHICLE YEAR 1994 VEHICLE MAKE GMC VEHICLE MODEL Truck
WRECKER Rouse
SEATBELTS/HELMET WORN? Unknown




INCIDENT NARRATIVE: Wentzel was traveling eastbound on Lovell Valley Rd towards US95. He drifted off the road and overturned. He was transporting two tanks of Anhydrous Ammonia. Both tanks ruptured which caused the tanks to leak. The fire department contained and cleaned up the leaks. The tanks were recovered and removed from the scene. SH60 was closed for approximately six (6) hours. Lovell Valley Rd was closed for approximately eight (8) hours.



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Saturday, May 26, 2012

Crash on SH31 near Swan Valley injures one

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

For Immediate Release: 05/26/2012 11:05 p.m.
Please direct questions to the District Office

On May 26, 2012, at approximately 5:10 p.m., Idaho State Police investigated a one-vehicle injury crash on State Highway 31 at milepost 6, near Swan Valley. Edwin Soto, 34, of Shelley, was northbound on State Highway 31 in a 1992 Saturn SL when he failed to negotiate a curve. The vehicle went off the right side of the roadway, and struck the guardrail which pushed into the passenger side, injuring Soto's six-year old son. After Soto and his son exited the vehicle, it ignited for unknown reasons.

Idaho State Police was assisted at the scene by Swan Valley Fire Department and Emergency Medical Services. It is unknown whether Edwin Soto was wearing a seatbelt. His son was secured in a child safety seat. The crash is still under investigation.
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Correction: Crash on US26 at 45th E claims one

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

For Immediate Release: 05/26/2012 9:20 p.m.
Please direct questions to the District Office

Correction: Thomas Conway, the passenger in the pickup, was wearing a seatbelt.
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On May 26, 2012, at approximately 5:25 p.m., Idaho State Police investigated a two-vehicle fatality crash on US26 at milepost 339.5, 45th East in Bonneville County. Danielle Stott, 17, of Idaho Falls, was travelling northbound on 45th E in a 1999 Volkswagen Bug. David Machovec, 63, also of Idaho Falls, was westbound in a 1975 Chevrolet pickup. Stott proceeded into the intersection of US26 and 45th E and struck Machovec's pickup which then slid off the roadway, and rolled several times.

Machovec was not wearing his seatbelt and was ejected from the vehicle. Thomas Conway, 52, of Riverside, California, was a passenger in the pickup. He was not wearing a seatbelt and passed away at the scene due to injuries sustained in the crash. Stott was wearing a seatbelt. The crash is still under investigation.
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Crash on US26 at 45th E claims one

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

For Immediate Release: 05/26/2012 8:00 p.m.
Please direct questions to the District Office

On May 26, 2012, at approximately 5:25 p.m., Idaho State Police investigated a two-vehicle fatality crash on US26 at milepost 339.5, 45th East in Bonneville County. Danielle Stott, 17, of Idaho Falls, was travelling northbound on 45th E in a 1999 Volkswagen Bug. David Machovec, 63, also of Idaho Falls, was westbound in a 1975 Chevrolet pickup. Stott proceeded into the intersection of US26 and 45th E and struck Machovec's pickup which then slid off the roadway, and rolled several times.

Machovec was not wearing his seatbelt and was ejected from the vehicle. Thomas Conway, 52, of Riverside, California, was a passenger in the pickup. He was not wearing a seatbelt and passed away at the scene due to injuries sustained in the crash. Stott was wearing a seatbelt. The crash is still under investigation.
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Friday, May 25, 2012

Fatal Crash NB US95 @422, South of Coeur d Alene

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615 W Wilbur Ave
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Coeur d'Alene, Idaho 83815

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District 1 (208) 209-8620 Fax (208) 209- 8618
District 2 (208) 799-5150


CASE # C12-953

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DATE: May 25, 2012 TIME: 2:24 p.m. LOCATION: NB US95 @422, S of Coeur d Alene

ASSISTING AGENCIES: Kootenai County Sheriff

VEHICLE #1
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DRIVER: Truman R Jackson Jr
AGE: 63
ADDRESS: Coeur d Alene, ID
INJURIES? Fatal
HOSPITAL/LOCATION TAKEN ? English Funeral Home

VEHICLE YEAR 2003 VEHICLE MAKE Lincoln VEHICLE MODEL Town Car
WRECKER Schaffers Towing
SEATBELTS/HELMET WORN? Yes

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VEHICLE #2
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DRIVER : Kami L Edmonson
AGE: 21
ADDRESS: Hayden, ID
INJURIES? Fatal
HOSPITAL/LOCATION TAKEN ? English Funeral Home


VEHICLE YEAR 1999 VEHICLE MAKE Toyota VEHICLE MODEL Corolla
WRECKER: Reliable Towing
SEATBELTS/HELMET WORN? Yes


INCIDENT NARRATIVE: Jackson was travelling north bound on US95 at mile marker 422 and Edmonson was travelling south bound. Jackson crossed the center line and struck Edmonson head on. Both drivers were deceased at the scene. Alcohol is not a factor. Next of kin has been notified for both drivers.


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Injury Crash Near Heyburn, ID

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208) 324-6000
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For Immediate Release: 05/25/2012 5:00 pm
Please direct questions to Lt. Haight at the District 4 Office

On May 25, 2012, at approximately 12:55 pm, Idaho State Police investigated a one vehicle, injury crash. Donna Jones, 73, of Payette, ID, was travelling west on I84 at milepost 216, near Heyburn, ID. For unknown reasons, Jones' Cadillac Escalade went off the side of the road. Jones overcorrected and the vehicle rolled. Jones was transported by ground ambulance to Minidoka Memorial Hospital in Rupert, ID. Jones was later transported by air ambulance to St. Alphonsus Regional Medical Center in Boise, ID.

Jones was wearing a seatbelt at the time of the crash. Alcohol is not believed to be a factor in this crash. The crash is under investigation.
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Police Need Your Help To Locate Robbery Suspects

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District 3 Patrol 700 S. Stratford Dr., Meridian 83642
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For Immediate Release: 5/25/2012
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In the early morning hours on May 24, 2012, two individuals forced their way into a home in Horseshoe Bend, and committed an armed robbery.

One suspect is described as a white male, approximately 5' 8", and in his late 20's to early 30's. The second suspect is described as a white female, approximately 5' 3", and in her mid to late 20's. Both suspects kept their faces covered.

Idaho State Police is seeking information regarding this crime, and the two suspects. If you have any information, contact Idaho State Police dispatch at 846-7500.

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Thursday, May 24, 2012

Inury ATV crash Peninsula Rd, Hope

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Coeur d'Alene, Idaho 83815

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District 1 (208) 209-8620 Fax (208) 209- 8618
District 2 (208) 799-5150


CASE # C12000951

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DATE: May 24, 2012 TIME: 5:24 PM LOCATION: 1594 Peninsula Road, Hope, ID

ASSISTING AGENCIES: Bonner County Sheriff

VEHICLE #1
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DRIVER Daniel A. South AGE 50
ADDRESS Hope, ID
INJURIES Yes
HOSPITAL Kootenai Medical Center
VEHICLE YEAR 2006 VEHICLE MAKE Polaris VEHICLE MODEL ATV
WRECKER Riggins Towing
HELMET WORN- No



INCIDENT NARRATIVE: South was northbound at the 1500 block of Peninsula Road in Hope, when he lost control of his ATV for an unknown reason. South came off the ATV with the ATV coming to rest on top of him. Alcohol being investigated as a factor in the crash.



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Crash on SH16 Near Emmett Claims One

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For Immediate Release: May 25, 2012 9:35 p.m.
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On May 25, 2012, at approximately 4:03 pm, Idaho State Police investigated a three vehicle, fatal crash on SH16 near milepost 10, just south of Old Freeze Out Road in Gem County.

Michael Vahlberg, 45, of Emmett, was driving northbound on SH16, in a Black 2002 Ford Pickup, when he attempted to turn west onto Old Freeze Out Road. Paul Hehir, 62, of Crane, OR, was traveling southbound on SH16, in a White 1995 Nissan Pathfinder when he struck Vahlberg's vehicle. The impact caused Hehir's vehicle to then collide with a 1995 Teal Chevy Pickup, driven by Danny Upton, 58, of Emmett, that was sitting stationary on Old Freeze Out Road. The damage to Upton's vehicle was minimal.

Hehir and two passengers in his vehicle, James Page, 65, of Wilder and Zane Parker, 10, of Wilder, were transported by ground ambulance to Walter Knox Memorial Hospital in Emmett, where Page succumbed to his injuries. The other passenger in Hehir's vehicle, Dale Phillips, 67, of Wilder, was transported via air ambulance to St. Alphonsus in Boise with unknown injuries. Both Vahlberg and Upton did not sustain any injuries. Alcohol is not a factor in the crash and next of kin have been notified.

The crash is still under investigation by Idaho State Police with assistance at the scene by Gem County Sheriff's Office and Emergency Personnel.

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Injury Crash Near McCammon

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District 5 5205 South 5th Ave.
Pocatello, Idaho 83204-2299
(208) 236-6466 FAX: (208) 236-6068

For Immediate Release: 5/24/12 5:50 a.m.
Please direct questions to the District Office

On May 23, 2012 at approximately 11:50 p.m. the Idaho State Police investigated a one vehicle crash with injuries near milepost 47 on I15, near McCammon. Scott Mann, 40, of Pocatello was driving westbound on US30 at the US30 / I15 Junction, in a 1993 Maroon Pontiac Bonneville, when for unknown reasons he struck the guardrail on the I15 overpass. Mann overcorrected and swerved into the jersey barrier on the left shoulder where his vehicle caught fire. A passersby in the area pulled Mann from the vehicle before it was fully engulfed. Mann was transported by ground ambulance to Portneuf Medical Center with minor injuries. Mann was wearing a seat belt, however alcohol is believed to be a factor.

Idaho State Police was assisted at the scene by Bannock County Sheriff, Bannock County Search and Rescue and Pocatello EMS. The crash is still under investigation.

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Wednesday, May 23, 2012

Injury Crash SB US95 @309, Lewiston

On Monday May 21, 2012 at 7:10 p.m. the Idaho State Police responded to a 2 vehicle crash on US95 at mile marker 309. Vehicles involved were a green 1995 Jeep Cherokee and a maroon 2005 Ford 500 passenger car. 4 occupants were transported to St. Josephs Hospital and were treated and released. The crash is still under investigation.

Monday, May 21, 2012

Three Vehicle Crash On U.S. 30 in Twin Falls County

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For Immediate Release: 05/21/2012 9:00 p.m.
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On May 21, 2012, at approximately 4:40 p.m., Idaho State Police investigated a three-vehicle crash on U.S. 30 in Twin Falls County.

Cassidee E. Kippes, 17 years old, of Buhl, had stopped eastbound on U.S. 30 at 1700 E, preparing to make a left turn in a 1997 Nissan Pickup.

Elizandro F. Brito, 75 years old, of Twin Falls, had just come to a stop behind her in a 1997 Saturn passenger car.

Ernesto Ayala-Guarderrama, 24 years old, of Wendell, was driving a 2001 Ford Mustang, failed to yield in time, and rear-ended Brito's Saturn. The Saturn, in turn, rear-ended Kippes' pickup.

Enedina C. Brito, 60 years old, of Twins Falls was a passenger in the Saturn, and was transported by ambulance to St. Luke's Magic Valley Regional Medical Center for minor injuries.

All occupants were wearing their seatbelts. Alcohol was not a factor. Both east and westbound lanes had blockage that lasted for about forty-five minutes. This crash is still under investigation by Idaho State Police.
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UPDATE - Crash on US Highway 30 near Buhl - No longer blocking traffic.

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*****UPDATE*****UPDATE*****UPDATE*****UPDATE*****
For Immediate Release: 5/21/12 6:10 PM
Please direct questions to the District Office

Both lanes of US30 are now clear and open for traffic.

A full media release will be issued shortly.
*****END OF UPDATE*****END OF UPDATE*****END OF UPDATE*****




For Immediate Release: 5/21/12 4:45 PM
Please direct questions to the District Office

The Idaho State Police is currently investigating a crash that occurred at approximately 4:30 pm on US Highway 30 at milepost 204, between Buhl and Filer. The east and west bound lanes of US Highway 30 are currently blocked at the intersection of 1700 East in Twin Falls county. Motorists are encouraged to find another route of travel until the collision scene is cleared.

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Crash on US Highway 30 near Buhl blocking traffic.

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For Immediate Release: 5/21/12 4:45 PM
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The Idaho State Police is currently investigating a crash that occurred at approximately 4:30 pm on US Highway 30 at milepost 204, between Buhl and Filer. The east and west bound lanes of US Highway 30 are currently blocked at the intersection of 1700 East in Twin Falls county. Motorists are encouraged to find another route of travel until the collision scene is cleared.

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ITD, ISP troopers, and local agencies partner to stop unbelted drivers

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For Immediate Release: 05/21/2012 4:30 p.m.
Contact: Lt. Kevin Haight

The Idaho Transportation Department is partnering with the Idaho State Police and other law enforcement agencies across Idaho to make highways safer by funding high visibility seat belt patrols May 22nd - June 5th, 2012.

During this campaign, officers will increase enforcement of speed limits and traffic laws, and cite those drivers and/or occupants who are unbelted.

"Those occupants wearing a seatbelt during a speed-related crash increase their chance of survival greatly," says Lt. Haight.

In 2009, almost 60% of those killed in an aggressive driving crash were not wearing their seat belt.

The following data supports our cause:

Statewide for 2010:
- 73 occupants of Idaho passenger motor vehicles killed in car crashes were unrestrained
- Approximately 78% of the fatal aggressive driving crashes occur in rural areas
- According to NHTSA, seat belts are 50% effective in preventing fatalities/serious injuries.
District 4:
- 33% of the passenger motor vehicle occupants killed in District 4 in 2010 were unrestrained
- 55 of the 162 (34%) passenger motor vehicle occupants injured in District 4 in 2009 were unrestrained.

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MEMORIAL WEEKEND SAFETY TIPS

IDAHO STATE POLICE
1540 FOOTE DRIVE
IDAHO FALLS ID 83402


The Idaho State Police is joining with local law enforcement officers and highway safety advocates across the country to help save more lives by strongly enforcing seatbelt laws around the clock. Too many drivers and passengers on the road at night are not wearing their seat belts, and it all too often ends in tragedy. Seatbelt use saves thousands of lives across America each year.

While this year's Click It or Ticket enforcement mobilization runs from May 22 through June 5, motorists should know that officers are out enforcing seat belt laws year-round. Law enforcement has a zero tolerance for non-seatbelt use and during this busy travel weekend, they will be out in force also looking for impaired and aggressive drivers.

May is Motorcycle Safety Awareness Month.

During Motorcycle Safety Awareness Month in May, and during the rest of the year, drivers of all other vehicles and all other road users are reminded to safely "share the road" with motorcyclists, and to be extra alert to help keep motorcyclists safe.

May is also National Bike Month, and Operation Lifesaver, Inc., is sharing tips for safe biking near train tracks. Last year, 773 people were killed or injured in the U.S. while illegally walking, bicycling, or playing on railroad tracks or property. This year Operation Lifesaver is partnering with the League of American Bicyclists to urge bicyclists to use these safety reminders.

Six Rail Safety Tips for Bike Riders

1) Crossing Tracks on a Bicycle Requires Caution and Extra Attention! Narrow wheels can get caught between the rails. Always cross tracks at a 90-degree angle. If you're in doubt about your approach, walk rather than ride your bike across the tracks.

2) Use only Designated Railroad Crossings. The only legal and safe place to cross railroad tracks is at a designated public crossing with a crossbuck, flashing red lights or a gate.

3) Turn off Music and Remove Earphones at All Rail Crossings. Music can be a deadly distraction near the tracks - preventing you from hearing an approaching train.

4) Wet Train Tracks Can Be Slippery. Dismount and walk your bike across the tracks. Step over the tracks - not on them - to avoid slipping.

5) Watch out for the Second Train. Wait after the first train passes until you can see clearly in both directions.

6) If You See a Train Coming, Wait! Flashing lights or a lowering gate means a train is approaching. Do not proceed until the gates go completely up and the lights go off. It is illegal to go around lowered gates, whether on a bike, on foot or in a vehicle.

ISP reminds motorists to observe the "Move Over Law", which requires motorists to slow down and move over if possible when approaching a stationary Authorized Emergency Vehicle displaying flashing lights. Every year there are a number of police officers that are killed nationwide while parked on the side of the road during the course of their duties. The Move Over Law helps protect law enforcement officers and emergency service personnel who risk their lives protecting the public.

For on-camera interviews or a ride-along, contact:
Sergeant Scott Zaugg
Idaho State Police
1540 Foote Dr.
Idaho Falls, ID
208-525-7378

HAVE A SAFE AND HAPPY HOLIDAY WEEKEND!

Fatal Crash near Rupert

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For Immediate Release: 05/21/2012 1:56 am.
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On May 20, 2012, at approximately 7:16 pm, the Idaho State Police investigated a two vehicle fatal crash westbound on state highway 25 near milepost 53, east of Rupert. Apolinar Rodriguez, 43 of American Falls, was travelling southbound on 100 E in a 2005 Pontiac G6 when he failed to stop at a stop sign. Colten Crowley, 21 of Rupert, was travelling westbound on SH25 in a 2000 Chevrolet Cavalier, and struck Rodriguez' car on the driver's side. There were five occupants in the 2005 Pontiac G6. Glafira Rodriguez, 82 of American Falls, was pronounced dead at the scene. Apolinar Rodriguez, Margarita Rodriguez, 41 of American Falls, and two juveniles, ages 5 and 12, were transported by ground ambulance to Minidoka Memorial Hospital with non-life-threatening injuries. Crowley was transported by a private vehicle to Minidoka Memorial Hospital with non-life-threatening injuries. One lane of travel was blocked for approximately one and a half hours.

The Idaho State Police were assisted at the scene by the Minidoka County Sheriff's Office, the Rupert Police Department, East End Fire and EMS, and the Idaho Department of Transportation.

All occupants in Apolinar's vehicle were wearing their seatbelts. Crowley was not wearing his seatbelt. Alcohol is not believed to be a factor in this crash. The crash is still under investigation.

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*UPDATE* Fatal Crash Near Richland on US26

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For Immediate Release: 05/21/2012 1:56 am.
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On May 20, 2012, at approximately 7:16 pm, the Idaho State Police investigated a two vehicle fatal crash westbound on state highway 25 near milepost 53, east of Rupert. Apolinar Rodriguez, 43 of American Falls, was travelling southbound on 100 E in a 2005 Pontiac G6 when he failed to stop at a stop sign. Colten Crowley, 21 of Rupert, was travelling westbound on SH25 in a 2000 Chevrolet Cavalier, and struck Rodriguez' car on the driver's side. There were five occupants in the 2005 Pontiac G6. Glafira Rodriguez, 82 of American Falls, was pronounced dead at the scene. Apolinar Rodriguez, Margarita Rodriguez, 41 of American Falls, and two juveniles, ages 5 and 12, were transported by ground ambulance to Minidoka Memorial Hospital with non-life-threatening injuries. Crowley was transported by a private vehicle to Minidoka Memorial Hospital with non-life-threatening injuries. One lane of travel was blocked for approximately one and a half hours.

The Idaho State Police were assisted at the scene by the Minidoka County Sheriff's Office, the Rupert Police Department, East End Fire and EMS, and the Idaho Department of Transportation.

All occupants in Apolinar's vehicle were wearing their seatbelts. Crowley was not wearing his seatbelt. Alcohol is not believed to be a factor in this crash. The crash is still under investigation.

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Sunday, May 20, 2012

Injury crash NB US95 @ mp 421.3 Putnam Rd

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DATE: 05/19/2012 TIME: 9:00 pm LOCATION: NB US95 @ milepost 421.3

ASSISTING AGENCIES: Kootenai County Sheriff Office

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DRIVER Zachary S Lehman AGE 19

ADDRESS St Maries, ID INJURIES - Minor

HOSPITAL/LOCATION TAKEN not transported

VEHICLE YEAR 2002 VEHICLE MAKE Jeep VEHICLE MODEL Wrangler

WRECKER- Sunset Towing

SEATBELTS/HELMET WORN- Unk


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DRIVER Jason M Bryan AGE 36

ADDRESS Spokane, WA INJURIES - No

HOSPITAL/LOCATION TAKEN - N/A

VEHICLE YEAR 2011 VEHICLE MAKE Ford VEHICLE MODEL F250 pulling 20' boat and tailer

WRECKER- Westside Towing

SEATBELTS/HELMET WORN- Unk



INCIDENT NARRATIVE: Bryan was traveling Northbound at Putnam Rd in Kootenai county, Lehman was traveling Southbound and crossed left of center striking Bryan's vehicle head on. 3 lanes of traffic were blocked for approximately 3 hours. Both drivers were arrested for driving under the influence.


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Saturday, May 19, 2012

*UPDATE* Fatal Crash Near Richland on US26

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For Immediate Release: 05/19/2012 8:00 p.m.
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*****UPDATE***** *****UPDATE***** *****UPDATE***** *****UPDATE*****

The crash occurred near milepost 186 on US26, just east of Richfield, ID in Lincoln County.

The rider of the motorcycle was traveling on a 2003 Harley Davidson motorcycle, not a Honda.

*****UPDATE***** *****UPDATE***** *****UPDATE***** *****UPDATE*****

On May 19, 2012, at approximately 3:51 p.m., the Idaho State Police investigated a fatal crash involving a motorcycle and semi truck near milepost 186 on US26, just east of Richland, ID in Lincoln County.

Jan Boline, 43, of Idaho Falls, was traveling westbound on a 2003 black Honda motorcycle when she lost control of the motorcycle, crossed into the opposite lane of travel and collided with a semi. Goran Mandura, 46, of Twin Falls, who was traveling eastbound in a 2007 Freightliner tried to avoid the motorcycle but was unable to. Boline who was not wearing a helmet, was pronounced deceased upon impact. It is unknown if any other factors contributed to the crash. Lincoln County deputies and emergency personnel were on scene to assist with the crash. Next of kin have been notified and the crash is still under investigation.

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Injury crash near Fort Hall

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Pocatello, Idaho 83204-2299
(208) 236-6466 FAX: (208) 236-6068

For Immediate Release: 05/19/12 8:30 p.m.
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On May 19, 2012 at 6:00 pm, Idaho State Police investigated a two vehicle injury crash on US Hwy 91 at Ellsworth Road in Fort Hall. Leo Butterfield, age 84, of Pocatello, was northbound on US 91 at Ellsworth Road. Joaquin Flores, age 34, of Blackfoot, was southbound on US 91 approaching Ellsworth Road. As Flores entered the intersection, Butterfield failed to yield and turned west in front of Flores. The two vehicles collided and the Flores' vehicle overturned on the road, ejecting one of the juvenile passengers. Flores, his wife, and four children were taken by ambulance to Portneuf Medical Center.
Butterfield was wearing a seat belt and was not injured.

One child in the Flores' vehicle was in a child seat, the other occupants were unrestrained.

US 91 was blocked and traffic was diverted around the crash scene.

Idaho State Police were assisted at the scene by Fort Hall Police, Fort Hall EMS, Bannock County Sheriff and Bannock County Search and Rescue.

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Fatal Crash Near Richland on US26

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For Immediate Release: 05/19/12 8:00 p.m.
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On May 19, 2012, at approximately 3:51 p.m., the Idaho State Police investigated a fatal crash involving a motorcycle and semi truck near milepost 186 on US26, just east of Richland, ID in Lincoln County.

Jan Boline, 43, of Idaho Falls, was traveling westbound on a 2003 black Honda motorcycle when she lost control of the motorcycle, crossed into the opposite lane of travel and collided with a semi. Goran Mandura, 46, of Twin Falls, who was traveling eastbound in a 2007 Freightliner tried to avoid the motorcycle but was unable to. Boline who was not wearing a helmet, was pronounced deceased upon impact. It is unknown if any other factors contributed to the crash. Lincoln County deputies and emergency personnel were on scene to assist with the crash. Next of kin have been notified and the crash is still under investigation.

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On May 19, 2012, at approximately 3:51 p.m., the Idaho State Police investigated a fatal crash involving a motorcycle and semi truck near milepost 186 on US26, just east of Richland, ID in Lincoln County.

Jan Boline, 43, of Idaho Falls, was traveling westbound on a 2003 black Honda motorcycle when she lost control of the motorcycle, crossed into the opposite lane of travel and collided with a semi. Goran Mandura, 46, of Twin Falls, who was traveling eastbound in a 2007 Freightliner tried to avoid the motorcycle but was unable to. Boline who was not wearing a helmet, was pronounced deceased upon impact. It is unknown if any other factors contributed to the crash. Lincoln County deputies and emergency personnel were on scene to assist with the crash. Next of kin have been notified and the crash is still under investigation.

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**Update** Crash Between Richfield and Carey with Complete Blockage

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For Immediate Release: 05/19/2012 7:30 p.m.
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***Update****

Currently the westbound/southbound lane of US26 is partially open for commercial vehicles only.

The Idaho State Police is currently investigating a crash on US26 at milepost 186 between Richfield and Carey, in Lincoln County, with complete blockage in both directions. Drivers are encouraged to avoid this area until the area is cleared. More information to follow as it becomes available.

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Injury crash on I-15 near Portneuf Road

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Pocatello, Idaho 83204-2299
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For Immediate Release: 05/19/2012 5:30 p.m.
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On May 19, 2012 at approximately 2:00pm, Idaho State Police investigated a one vehicle crash on I-15 at milepost 62 near the Portneuf Road exit. Steven Wade Preston, age 32, of Ririe, Idaho was driving northbound on I-15 when he lost control of his vehicle, ran off the road, and overturned. Preston told police that he was "messing with the radio." Passenger Amanda Heairet, age 18, also of Ririe, was ejected from the vehicle. Passenger Ronald Preston, age 77, of Ririe, and driver Steven Preston were trapped, and needed to be extricated from the vehicle. None of the occupants of the vehicle were wearing seatbelts. They were taken by Life Flight and ambulance to Portneuf Medical Center for non-life-threatening injuries.

The north bound lanes of I-15 were blocked for 10 minutes for Life Flight.

The Idaho State Police were assisted by Bannock County Sheriff's Deputies, Bannock County Search and Rescue, and Bannock County EMS personnel.
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Crash Between Richfield and Carey with Complete Blockage

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For Immediate Release: 05/19/2012 4:30 p.m.
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The Idaho State Police is currently investigating a crash on US26 at milepost 186 between Richfield and Carey, in Lincoln County, with complete blockage in both directions. Drivers are encouraged to avoid this area until the area is cleared. More information to follow as it becomes available.

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One Vehicle Injury Crash Minidoka County

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For Immediate Release: 05/19/2012 02:14 a.m.
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On May 19, 2012, at approximately 10:41 a.m., Idaho State Police investigated a two vehicle injury crash westbound I84 near milepost 205 in Minidoka County.

Charles McAdams, 79, of Carthage, MO was traveling westbound in a 1998 Jeep when for unknown reasons the vehicle left the road way and rolled into the median. McAdams was also towing a 1985 Toyota passenger car. McAdams was transported by ground ambulance to Minidoka Memorial Hospital with minor injuries. Alcohol is not thought to be a factor in this crash and seat belts were worn.

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Friday, May 18, 2012

Press Conference and Texting Races - Idaho State Police Safe Driving Days

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700 S. Stratford Drive
Meridian, ID 83642

Idaho State Police News Release
For Immediate Release - 5/18/2012

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Press Conference / Texting Races
May 18, 2012
11:30 am


To kick of the two day safe driving event being held today and tomorrow at the Idaho State Police complex, local police, media, and radio personalities will be competing in a texting tricycle race. The head to head challenge will begin at 11:30 am at the Idaho State Police Complex in Meridian. On-air personalities from 103.3, the Idaho Press Tribune, and the Idaho State Police are scheduled to compete.

Local media are invited to attend. ISP staff will be available to answer any questions.

The event is being held in conjunction with the Safe Driving Days scheduled at the Idaho State Police on May 18th and 19th, and is open to the public. There will be a golf cart obstacle race, dui goggles, inflatable obstacles course, a virtual driving simulator, as well as seatbelt and other demonstrations being done throughout the day.

Distracted drivers are a growing problem on Idaho roads. Our goal is to reduce the number of people injured and killed every year in crashes that could have been avoided.

Follow us on Facebook - ispcvssafedriving

Or our website: http://www.isp.idaho.gov/cvs/SafeDrivingDay2012.html

Call for information (208) 884-7220


Captain Bill Reese
Idaho State Police
Commercial Vehicle Safety
700 South Stratford Drive
Meridian, ID 83642
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Wednesday, May 16, 2012

Injury Crash SB US95 @392.5, South of Plummer

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CASE # C12 - 0889

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DATE: May 16, 2012 TIME: 10:12 a.m. LOCATION: NB US95 @392.5, South of Plummer

ASSISTING AGENCIES: Plummer PD

VEHICLE #1
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DRIVER - Aaron McLaughlin
AGE - 22
ADDRESS - Longmont, CO
INJURIES? - Yes
HOSPITAL/LOCATION TAKEN ? Kootenai Medical Center via Medstar

VEHICLE YEAR - 1995 VEHICLE MAKE Kawasaki VEHICLE MODEL Motorcycle
WRECKER - Claudes
HELMET WORN? Yes

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DRIVER Keith Sperber
AGE 25
ADDRESS Plummer, ID
INJURIES? - Minor
HOSPITAL/LOCATION TAKEN ? None

VEHICLE YEAR 1985 VEHICLE MAKE Chevy VEHICLE MODEL Blazer
WRECKER None
SEATBELTS WORN? Yes

INCIDENT NARRATIVE: Both McLaughlin and Sperber were south bound on US95 at mile marker 392.5. Sperber was making a left turn into a driveway and he turned in front of McLaughlin as McLaughlin was trying to pass Sperber. The crash is still under investigation.



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Idaho State Police Safe Driving Days May 18-19, 2012

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For Immediate Release - 5/16/2012
Please direct questions to the Commercial Vehicle Safety Division


Idaho State Police
Safe Driving Days
May 18th and 19th, 2012


On May 18th and 19th, the Idaho State Police will be hosting Safe Driving Days, aimed at educating teens on the dangers of distracted and impaired driving. This event is open to the public and will be held from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Friday, May 18th, and from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday, May 19th. The event is being held at the Idaho State Police complex in Meridian. There will be several events including; tricycle racing, inflatable obstacle course, and the golf cart texting challenge.

Teens and their families can see how distractions caused by cell phones, smart phones, and texting, significantly delay their ability to respond and react to what is happening on the roads around them. Our goal is to help everyone arrive at their destination safely.

A press conference is scheduled for Friday, May 18th at 1130 a.m. at the Idaho State Police Meridian Complex and is open to anyone interested in attending. We are honored the Sauer family will be participating in the press conference and supporting our efforts during Safe Driving Days. The press conference will follow the ceremonies being held in honor of Idaho's fallen law enforcement officers at the Idaho Peace Officers Memorial.

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Tuesday, May 15, 2012

Injury Crash on US93 in Jerome County

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For Immediate Release: 05/15/12 8:20pm

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On May 15, 2012, at approximately 4:56 p.m., Idaho State Police investigated a two vehicle injury crash southbound US93 at 400 South, Jerome County.

Cyrus Bullers, 84, of Jerome was traveling eastbound on 400 South in a 2010 Ford Fusion. Bullers attempted to turn northbound on US93 when he was struck by Corbin Clark, 20, of Boise who was traveling southbound on US93 in a 1995 Toyota Camry. Both drivers were transported by ground ambulance to St. Luke&#65533;s Jerome. Seat belts were worn and alcohol is not believed to be a factor in this crash.


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Monday, May 14, 2012

Commercial Vehicle Crash on US30

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For Immediate Release: 05/14/12 3:44pm

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On Monday, May 14, 2012 at approximately 7:04 am, the Idaho State Police investigated a one-vehicle crash involving a commercial vehicle. John Taylor, 43, of Hansen was eastbound on US30 at milepost 214, near Twin Falls, in a semi tractor hauling a milk tanker, when for unknown reasons the vehicle went off the right shoulder of the highway. Taylor overcorrected the vehicle causing it to overturn and spill 6,000 gallons of milk. Taylor was transported by ground ambulance to St. Luke's Magic Valley Regional Medical Center with minor injuries. Taylor was wearing his seatbelt and alcohol is not a factor in the crash. The road was blocked eastbound for 3 hours during the investigation.

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Safe Driving Days

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For Immediate Release - 5/14/2012
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The Idaho State Police Commercial Vehicle Safety Section is proud to announce the Second Annual Safe Driving Days on May 18th and 19th. Our goal is to attract teens and their families, so they can learn more about the dangers that texting and other distractions cause for drivers. The event will be held at the Idaho State Police Facility, 700 S Stratford Drive in Meridian, ID from 11 am to 7 pm on the 18th, and 9 am to 5 pm on the 19th.

We are kicking off the event with a texting obstacle course challenge and we're looking for volunteers that are willing to put their skills to the test on Friday, May 18th at 11:30 am. If you think you are up for the challenge or know someone who might be, please call us to reserve your spot.

Our goal is to reduce the number of people that are injured or killed each year in crashes caused by distractions. Although the texting obstacle course might be a lighthearted approach to demonstrate the dangers distractions cause, we take our commitment to safety very seriously and like you, are working to help young drivers learn how to be safe.




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Sunday, May 13, 2012

Injury crash WB US milepost 15.6

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CASE # L12000416

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DATE: 5/13/12 TIME: 6:33 PM LOCATION: WB US12 milepost 15.6

ASSISTING AGENCIES: Nez Perce County Sheriff's Department, Nez Perce Tribal Police

VEHICLE #1
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DRIVER Samuel Ellenwood AGE 42
ADDRESS Lapwai Idaho
INJURIES? - Yes
HOSPITAL/LOCATION TAKEN ? St Josephs
VEHICLE YEAR 1999 VEHICLE MAKE Buick VEHICLE MODEL Century
WRECKER Forests Towing
SEATBELTS/HELMET WORN? Yes


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DRIVER Kelly Brandt AGE 21
ADDRESS Moscow Idaho
INJURIES? - Yes
HOSPITAL/LOCATION TAKEN ? St Josephs
VEHICLE YEAR 1992 VEHICLE MAKE Toyota VEHICLE MODEL Camery
WRECKER Forests Towing
SEATBELTS/HELMET WORN? Yes

PASSENGER(S)

NAME: Kyle Kiele
ADDRESS Orofino Idaho
INJURIES? - Yes
HOSPITAL/LOCATION TAKEN ? St Josephs

INCIDENT NARRATIVE: Ellenwood was traveling eastbound on US 12. He went onto the shoulder and lost control. He turned sideways and came back on the highway. He then crossed the center line striking Brandt. Brandt required extrication from her vehicle. Both lanes of travel were closed for approximately an hour. At the time of this release, west bound lane is still closed. Alcohol involvement is suspected. Investigation continues.



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Saturday, May 12, 2012

Serious Injury Crash On State Highway 46 Near Buhl

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For Immediate Release: 05/12/12 8:45 p.m.
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**Correction on location** The crash occurred southbound State Highway 46 near milepost 89, 1500 E and 4500 N near Buhl, Idaho

On May 12, 2012, at approximately 4:48 p.m., Idaho State Police investigated a one-vehicle serious injury crash southbound on State Highway 46 at near milepost 46, 1500 E and 4500 N near Buhl, Idaho.

Clint Sobotka, 33, of Buhl, and his passenger Bryan Deisher, 38, of Buhl, were traveling south on State Highway 46 in a 2001 Isuzu Rodeo when for unknown reasons Sobotka drove off the roadway, over corrected and went into a guard rail at a high rate of speed. Sobotka was transported by air ambulance to St Alphonsus in Boise. Deisher was transported by ground ambulance to St Lukes Magic Valley Regional in Twin Falls. Sobatka and Diesher were not wearing seat belts.

This crash is still under investigation.

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On May 12, 2012, at approximately 4:48 p.m., Idaho State Police investigated a one-vehicle serious injury crash southbound on State Highway 46 at near milepost 46, 1500 E and 4500 N near Buhl, Idaho.

Clint Sobotka, 33 , of Buhl, and his passenger Bryan Deisher, 38, of Buhl, were traveling south on State Highway 46 in a 2001 Isuzu Rodeo when for unknown reasons Sobotka drove off the roadway, over corrected and went into a guard rail at a high rate of speed. Sobotka was transported by air ambulance to St Alphonsus in Boise. Deisher was transported by ground ambulance to St Lukes Magic Valley Regional in Twin Falls. Sobatka and Diesher were not wearing seat belts.

This crash is still under investigation.

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One-Vehicle Rollover on I15 near Pocatello

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Pocatello, Idaho 83204-2299
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For Immediate Release: 05/12/2012 9:20 am

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On Saturday May 12, 2012, at approximately 7:06 am, the Idaho State Police investigated a one-vehicle injury rollover crash. Terry Smart, 55, of Bozeman, MT was northbound in a 2004 Honda CRV when he fell asleep causing the vehicle to drift off the left side of the roadway. Smart then overcorrected the vehicle causing it to roll. Smart and his 2 passengers were taken by ground ambulance to Portneuf Medical Center in Pocatello with minor injuries. All occupants were wearing seatbelts.
Smart was cited for inattentive driving.
Idaho State Police was assisted by Bannock County Sheriff and Search and Rescue. The investigation is ongoing.


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***update******Temporary road closure of SH 3 north of Kendrick

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State Highway 3 north of Kendrick Idaho has been re-opened.

Friday, May 11, 2012

Fatilty Crash on US 91 at Lungren RD

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Pocatello, Idaho 83204-2299
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For Immediate Release: 05/11/12 11:15 p.m.
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FATAL CRASH


On May 11, 2012 at approximately 5:10 p.m., the Idaho State Police investigated a two-vehicle fatality crash. Driver Daniel Babbit, 26 years of age from Downey, Idaho, and passenger Sharon Lake, age 74 and also from Downey, Idaho, were northbound in a 1995 Dodge Dakota on US 91 when Babbit stopped to yield to southbound traffic before turning west onto Lundgren Road. While stopped in the roadway waiting to turn left, Babbit's vehicle was struck from behind by a 2003 Chevrolet Silverado 2500 truck driven by William Hebb, age 60, of Idaho Falls, Idaho. Lake was pronounced deceased near the scene by EMS personnel. Babbit was not injured. Hebb was transported by ground ambulance to Portneuf Medical Center in Pocatello with minor injuries. Babbit and Hebb were wearing seat belts. Lake was not wearing a seat belt. Next of kin has been notified. ISP was assisted by the Bannock County Sheriff's Office, Bannock County Search and Rescue, Downey Ambulance, and Portneuf Life Flight. The investigation is ongoing.



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Injury crash SH 3 mp 14 Kendrick Idaho

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CASE # L12000406

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DATE: 5/11/12 TIME: 12:36 PM LOCATION: Southbound SH3 milepost 14

ASSISTING AGENCIES: Latah County Sheriff's Office

VEHICLE #1
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DRIVER Rodney Pierson AGE 54
ADDRESS Vancouver Washington
INJURIES? - Yes
HOSPITAL/LOCATION TAKEN ? St Joseph Lewiston
VEHICLE YEAR 1995 VEHICLE MAKE Kenworth VEHICLE MODEL Semi Tractor with trailer
WRECKER Forests Towing
SEATBELTS/HELMET WORN? Not determined at this time


INCIDENT NARRATIVE: Pierson was traveling southbound on SH 3 at milepost 14. He drifted left of center then struck the Jersey Barrier. The vehicle rolled down the embankment approximately 100 feet. Pierson required extrication from the vehicle and was air ambulanced to the hospital. The road was closed periodically to extricate the vehicle and clean the road. At this time the road is still closed. A press release will be sent when the road is re-opened.



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Temporary road closure of SH 3 north of Kendrick

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Regional Communication Center - North
615 W Wilbur Ave
Suite A
Coeur d'Alene, Idaho 83815
ip Please direct questions to the appropriate District Offices
District 1 (208) 209-8620 Fax (208) 209- 8618
District 2 (208) 799-5150


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There will be a temporary road closure of SH 3 just north of Kendrick Idaho due to a commercial vehicle crash. This will be in the area of milepost 14. It is anticipated that the road will be closed in both directions for a minimum of one and a half hours.

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Tuesday, May 8, 2012

2 Vehicle Minor Injury crash

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District 3 Patrol 700 S. Stratford Dr., Meridian 83642
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For Immediate Release: May 8, 2012 3:47
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On May 7, 2012, at approximately 10:00 pm, Idaho State Police investigated a two vehicle, minor injury crash on the westbound side of Interstate 84 near milepost 2.
Carla Leahy, 62, of Tucson, Arizona, was traveling west on Interstate 84 in a 1994 Buick when her vehicle was struck from behind by a 2012 Dodge pickup pulling a camper, driven by Ronald Baker, 80, of Caldwell. The car went off the right shoulder where it rolled, coming to rest on its top. Leahy was transported by ground ambulance to the Ontario St. Alphonsus Medical Center with non life-threatening injuries. Both drivers were wearing seatbelts.
The crash is still under investigation by Idaho State Police with assistance at the scene by Payette County Sheriff's deputies and emergency personnel.


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District 3 Patrol 700 S. Stratford Dr., Meridian 83642
(208) 846-7550
Fax (208) 846-7520

For Immediate Release: May 8, 2012 3:47
Please direct questions to the District Office

On May 7, 2012, at approximately 10:00 pm, Idaho State Police investigated a two vehicle, minor injury crash on the westbound side of Interstate 84 near milepost 2.
Carla Leahy, 62, of Tucson, Arizona, was traveling west on Interstate 84 in a 1994 Buick when her vehicle was struck from behind by a 2012 Dodge pickup pulling a camper, driven by Ronald Baker, 80, of Caldwell. The car went off the right shoulder where it rolled, coming to rest on its top. Leahy was transported by ground ambulance to the Ontario St. Alphonsus Medical Center with non life-threatening injuries. Both drivers were wearing seatbelts.
The crash is still under investigation by Idaho State Police with assistance at the scene by Payette County Sheriff's deputies and emergency personnel.


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Monday, May 7, 2012

One Vehicle Fatality Crash Minidoka County: Update

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For Immediate Release: 05/07/2012 06:29 a.m.
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On May 7, 2012, Idaho State Police are currently investigating a one-vehicle crash westbound Interstate 84 at mile post 207 in Minidoka County. The left lane is blocked. Further information will be released later today


On May 7, 2012, at approximately 5:46 a.m., Idaho State Police investigated a one-vehicle fatality crash westbound Interstate 84 near mile post 207 in Minidoka County.
Andrew Castello, 28, of Eden, was traveling east on Interstate 84 in a 2006 Chevrolet Cobalt when for unknown reasons he travelled off the left shoulder. Castello went back into the lane of travel and overcorrected causing his vehicle to overturn in the median. He was not wearing a seat belt at the time of the crash and succumbed to his injuries at scene. Alcohol and weather are not thought to be a factor in this crash

This crash is still under investigation.


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For Immediate Release: 05/07/2012 06:29 a.m.
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On May 7, 2012, Idaho State Police are currently investigating a one-vehicle crash westbound Interstate 84 at mile post 207 in Minidoka County. The left lane is blocked. Further information will be released later today

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Sunday, May 6, 2012

Injury Crash US2 at mp 8.7, near Priest River

Idaho State Police
Regional Communication Center - North
615 W Wilbur Ave
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Coeur d'Alene, Idaho 83815

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CASE #: C12000812
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DATE: 5/5/12 TIME: 10:29 PM LOCATION: WB US2 at milepost 8.7, east of Priest River
ASSISTING AGENCIES: Bonner County Sheriff Office

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DRIVER: Marilyn J Mandigo
AGE: 62
ADDRESS: Oldtown, ID
INJURIES?: Yes
HOSPITAL TAKEN?: Bonner General Hospital
VEHICLE YEAR: 2001 VEHICLE MAKE: GMC VEHICLE MODEL: Yukon
WRECKER: Glens Towing
SEATBELTS WORN?: Yes

PASSENGER: Juvenile male
INJURIES?: Yes
HOSPITAL TAKEN?: Bonner General Hospital
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INCIDENT NARRATIVE: Mandigo was travelling westbound on US2 near milepost 9 when for an unknown reason she struck the embankment. The vehicle rolled several times and came to rest beside the road.

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Saturday, May 5, 2012

Injury Crash on Interstate 84 in Gooding County

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For Immediate Release: 05/05/2012 10:30 p.m.
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On May 5, 2012, at approximately 4:15 p.m., Idaho State Police investigated a one vehicle rollover on Interstate 84 in Gooding County.

Ted J. Beus, 27, of Gooding, was traveling west on Interstate 84 in a 2003 Chevrolet Silverado pickup when he went off the right side of the roadway near milepost 148. Beus then over- corrected to the left and went into the median where the vehicle rolled. Beus was wearing his seatbelt and received minor injuries.

His passenger, Lauren C. Jones, 21, of Twin Falls, was asleep in the passenger seat at the time of the crash and not wearing a seatbelt. She was ejected and received nonlife threatening injuries.

Alcohol is a factor in this crash and Beus has been taken into custody. The far left lane of Interstate 84 was blocked for approximately two hours.
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Friday, May 4, 2012

Crash near Malad Summit

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Pocatello, Idaho 83204-2299
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For Immediate Release: 05/04/2012 3:25 pm
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On May 4, 2012 at approximately 8:18am the Idaho State Police responded to a semi-truck crash on Interstate 15 near the Malad Summit. State Police reported that a Walmart tractor with double trailers was north bound on I-15 when the driver drove off the left shoulder into the median. The truck traveled through the median, back on to the road, across both south bound lanes, through a guardrail and down an embankment before rolling on to its driver side.



The driver of the truck, Brian Lance Bell, age 39 of Tooele, UT, was taken from the scene by ambulance to the Onieda County Hospital and then to Portneuf Medical Center where he was treated and released for non-life threatening injuries. Bell told Police that he became ill just prior to the crash.



One lane of I-15 was blocked to facilitate the removal of both the truck/trailers and the cargo.



State Police were assisted at the scene by the Oneida County Sheriff's Office, Oneida County Fire Department and the Idaho Transportation Department.



The investigation into this crash is ongoing.



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Thursday, May 3, 2012

Final Update - Crash near Cole/Overland on I84 Blocks Eastbound Traffic

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For Immediate Release: 05/03/12 4:00 PM
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FINAL UPDATE:

Shortly before 11:00 AM today, May 3, 2012, the Idaho State Police responded to a two-vehicle injury crash eastbound on I84 at milepost 50.5, east of the Cole Rd. overpass. Don Williams, age 82 of Buhl, was travelling east on I84 when, for reasons that are still under investigation, he was struck from behind by Ercilia Ivers, age 32 of Caldwell. Ivers and three juvenile passengers in her vehicle were transported to St. Alphonsus in Boise with injuries that were not life-threatening. Don Williams' passenger, Beverly Williams, age 74 of Buhl, was transported to St. Luke's in Boise, also with injuries that were not life-threatening. All adults were wearing seat belts, and all children were in safety seats. Multiple lanes of travel were blocked for approximately forty-five minutes. The crash is still under investigation.

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All lanes of travel are now open on I84 following this crash. Several people have been transported to the area hospitals, and the investigation will continue. More information will be relayed as it becomes available.

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At this time, the Idaho State Police is investigating a crash in the eastbound lanes of I84 at milepost 50, just past the Cole/Overland exit. All lanes are blocked at this time with the exception of the far left lane. Motorists are encouraged to avoid the area if at all possible or be prepared for delays.



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Crash near Cole/Overland on I84 Blocks Eastbound Traffic

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For Immediate Release: 05/03/12 01:00 PM
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UPDATE

All lanes of travel are now open on I84 following this crash. Several people have been transported to the area hospitals, and the investigation will continue. More information will be relayed as it becomes available.

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At this time, the Idaho State Police is investigating a crash in the eastbound lanes of I84 at milepost 50, just past the Cole/Overland exit. All lanes are blocked at this time with the exception of the far left lane. Motorists are encouraged to avoid the area if at all possible or be prepared for delays.



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For Immediate Release: 05/03/12 11:30 AM
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At this time, the Idaho State Police is investigating a crash in the eastbound lanes of I84 at milepost 50, just past the Cole/Overland exit. All lanes are blocked at this time with the exception of the far left lane. Motorists are encouraged to avoid the area if at all possible or be prepared for delays.

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Wednesday, May 2, 2012

Injury crash Near Buhl

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For Immediate Release: 05/02/12 5:30 pm
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On May 2, 2012, at approximately 9:06 am, Idaho State Police investigated a four vehicle crash on US 30 at milepost 203.5, between 1600 East and 1700 East, near Buhl, ID.

James R. Baker, 71, of Filer, ID, was driving a red Ford F250 pickup westbound on US 30 near milepost 204. Baker stopped in preparation to turn left into the parking lot of Sliman and Butler Irrigation. Gerrit P. Dragt, 56, of Filer, ID, driving a yellow Ford F350 pickup, stopped behind Baker while waiting for him to turn. Michael C. Franks, 36, of Jerome, ID, driving a red Kenworth semi pulling a tanker trailer, was traveling westbound and failed to stop, rear ending Dragt and causing a chain reaction crash. After being hit, Dragt's pickup struck the rear of Bakers pickup. The impact sent Baker's pickup off of the south shoulder of the roadway and through the fence on the north and west sides of the Sliman and Butler parking lot. Baker's pickup came to rest after striking a piece of farm equipment in the Buhl Implement parking lot.

Dragt was transported by ground ambulance to St. Luke's Magic Valley Medical Center in Twin Falls. He was later transferred by air ambulance to St. Alphonsus Regional Medical Center in Boise for further treatment. Dragt was not wearing a seatbelt.

US 30 was closed for approximately four hours. The Idaho Transportation Department set up an alternate route of travel during the investigation. US 30 is now open for public traffic.


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