Monday, October 7, 2013

Crash Near Springfield, ID Sends One to the 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: 10/7/2013 at 12:00 p.m.
Please direct questions to the District Office

On October 7, 2013, at approximately 7:00 a.m., Idaho State Police investigated a one-vehicle crash on State Highway 39 at milepost 26.5, near Springfield, ID.

Victor Soltero Contreras, 23, of American Falls, ID, was driving south in a 1993 Ford Ranger on State Highway 39, near 2600 W, in Bingham County. Soltero Contreras drove off the right shoulder, over corrected, and lost control of the vehicle. The vehicle went onto the left shoulder of the road, and then rolled.

Soltero Contreras was not wearing a seatbelt. He was transported by air ambulance to Portneuf Medical Center in Pocatello, ID.

Both lanes of State Highway 39 were blocked for approximately one hour. The crash investigation is continuing.