Thursday, June 9, 2016

Fatal Injury Crash Northbound I-15 near Milepost 30, South of the Downey Exit

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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: 6/09/2016 4:25 p.m.
Please direct questions to the District Office

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On Thursday, June 9, 2016 at approximately 1:05 p.m., Idaho State Police investigated a single vehicle fatality crash on I-15 near milepost 30, south of the Downey exit, in Bannock County.

John S. Park, 76, of Victor, ID, was driving a 2009 Toyota RAV southbound on I-15 near milepost 30. Park's vehicle drifted off the right shoulder, came back onto the interstate, and went off the left shoulder. The vehicle continued through the median, crossed the northbound lanes, went off the west shoulder and rolled. The vehicle came to rest upright on its wheels.

Park was not wearing a seat belt and was ejected from the vehicle. Park succumbed to his injuries at the scene. Park's passenger, Rosalie M. Park, 83, of Victor, ID, was wearing a seat belt and was transported by ground ambulance to Portneuf Medical Center in Pocatello.

The crash is under investigation by the Idaho State Police.


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Idaho State Police is currently investigating a one vehicle crash on the northbound side of I-15 near milepost 30, south of the Downey exit, in Bannock County.

There is no reported lane blockage at this time. Emergency crews are on scene and traffic maybe moving slower through the area.

More information will follow as it becomes available.