Thursday, October 22, 2015

*Update* Fatality Crash Near Inkom

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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: 10/22/2015 3:55 a.m.
Please direct questions to the District Office

***Final Update***

On Wednesday, October 21, 2015 at 11:24 p.m., the Idaho State Police investigated a one vehicle crash on Interstate 15 near mile marker 55.4, south of Inkom. Talysha Wing, age 25, of West Valley, Utah, was driving north on Interstate 15 in a 2003 GMC pickup pulling a thirty-foot trailer when she reportedly fell asleep at the wheel. Wing woke up and over-corrected, steering into the median and across the highway into the southbound lanes. The pickup and trailer overturned, and blocked the entire southbound lanes.

Wing was wearing a seatbelt and her two-month old child was in a child safety seat, but not restrained. Both were taken by ground ambulance to Portneuf Medical Center. Passenger Michael Havens, age 38, of West Valley, Utah, was not wearing a seatbelt and succumbed to his injuries at the scene.

The southbound lanes were blocked for approximately two hours. This crash is under investigation by the Idaho State Police with assistance from Bannock County Sheriff's Office and Search and Rescue.


Idaho State Police is currently investigating an injury crash southbound on Interstate 15, approximately 1 mile south of the Inkom exit. Both southbound lanes are blocked and traffic is being diverted at exit 58. Further information will be released once it is available.