Monday, January 25, 2016

Fatality crash westbound I-84 at milepost 164, west of Jerome

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District 4 Patrol 218 West Yakima, Jerome, ID 83338-5904 (208) 324-6000
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For Immediate Release: 1/25/2016 8:39 a.m.
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This crash occurred on Monday, January 25th, 2016.***


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On Monday, January 25th, 2016, at approximately 1:11 a.m., the Idaho State Police investigated a two-vehicle, fatality crash westbound I-84 at milepost 164, one mile west of Jerome.

Deputies with the Gooding County Sheriff's Office were involved in a vehicle pursuit with a 1999 Ford F-250. The Ford got onto the interstate at the 157 onramp, driving eastbound in the westbound lanes of travel. At milepost 164, the Ford hit a westbound 2016 Kenworth pulling a single van trailer, driven by Casey Tippetts, 53, of Buffalo, Wyoming.

The driver of the Ford was taken into custody. Tippetts was not injured in the crash. A passenger in the Ford succumbed to injuries sustained at the scene of the crash. It is unknown if any of the occupants were wearing seatbelts. The westbound lanes were blocked for approximately four hours. Next of kin has not been notified. The names of the occupants of the Ford are not being released at this time.

The crash is under investigation by the Idaho State Police.