Friday, July 1, 2016

Fatality crash on US91 at milepost 12.1, near Preston

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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: 07/01/2016 11:32 p.m.
Please direct questions to the District Office


On Friday, July 1, 2016, at approximately 4:30 p.m., Idaho State Police investigated a one-vehicle fatality crash northbound on US91 at milepost 12.1, near Preston. James Cook, 53, of Providence, UT was driving northbound on US91 in a 2001 Ford F250 pickup. Cook was towing a fifth wheel camper trailer and a utility trailer. Cook lost control of the vehicle and the trailers. The pickup then went over the guardrail and rolled down a steep embankment.

Passenger Julie Cook, 24, of Providence, UT died at the scene of the crash. James and his other passengers, Debra Cook, 51, and Blaine Cook, 21, both of Providence UT were transported by ground ambulance to Franklin County Medical Center in Preston.

All occupants of the vehicle wear wearing seatbelts. The road was completely blocked for approximately 5.5 hours.
The crash is under investigation at this time.


The Idaho State Police is investigating a one vehicle crash on US91 at milepost 10,near Preston. Both lanes of travel are blocked at this time.
Please use alternate routes of travel. More information will be released when available

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