Saturday, March 21, 2015

**Update** Single vehicle crash NB I15 near Pocatello

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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: 7:10 p.m.
Please direct questions to the District Office

***Final Update***

On Saturday, March 21, 2015, at 1:01 p.m., the Idaho State Police investigated a single vehicle fatality crash southbound Interstate 15 at milepost 67, near the S. 5th Avenue exit in Pocatello. Jay B. Hardy, 51, of Blackfoot, was traveling northbound on Interstate 15 in a 2014 Freightliner pulling a single trailer. Hardy's vehicle drifted off the left side of the roadway, through the median, and across the southbound lanes. Hardy's vehicle continued through the right-of-way fence into the lava rock, and came to rest on the right shoulder of southbound Interstate 15. Hardy was transported by ground ambulance to Portneuf Medical Center in Pocatello, Idaho, where he succumbed to his injuries.

Hardy was wearing his seatbelt. Next of kin has been notified.

This crash in under investigation by Idaho State Police.


***End of Update***

The Idaho State Police is investigating a single vehicle crash NB I15 at milepost 67, near Pocatello.
The crash is not blocking at this time. The crash is under investigation. An update will be issued when the information becomes available.

jh / ks