Sunday, August 9, 2015

Single-Vehicle Injury Crash near Banks

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

For Immediate Release: 08/09/2015 10:20 a.m.
Please direct questions to the District Office

On August 9, 2015, at approximately 5:22 a.m., Idaho State Police investigated a single-vehicle injury crash at eastbound County Highway 17 at milepost 1, near Banks. Kylus Hart, 23, of Avon, Colorado, was traveling westbound on County Highway 17 in a 2004 Ford Pickup. Hart fell asleep, failed to negotiate a curve, and drifted off the south edge of the roadway. The vehicle rolled down an embankment and came to rest partially in the south fork of the Payette River. Hart was extricated from the vehicle and was transported by air ambulance to St. Alphonsus Regional Medical Center in Boise. Hart's passenger, Jessica Monis Hernandez, 21, of Horseshoe Bend, was transported by private vehicle to Chevron in Horseshoe Bend before being transported by air ambulance to St. Alphonsus. It is unknown if either occupant was wearing a seatbelt. This crash is under investigation by Idaho State Police.