Wednesday, March 22, 2017

Fatal Crash near Arimo - Update

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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: 3/22/2017 1:30 p.m.
Please direct questions to the District Office

On March 22, 2017, at approximately 6:12 a.m., the Idaho State Police investigated a multi-vehicle crash on southbound Interstate 15 at milepost 40, near Arimo. A 2004 Saturn Ion, driven by Kathleen Garcia, age 36 of American Falls, was headed southbound when she struck the rear of a 2015 Freightliner, driven by Shane Jones, 41 of Pocatello. Garcia's vehicle went off the shoulder, overcorrected and rolled coming to rest in the left lane facing the wrong direction. Garcia's vehicle was then struck by a 2008 Peterbuilt, driven by Dale Dean, age 52 of Hermiston, Oregon. Garcia was wearing her seatbelt and succumbed to her injuries at the scene.

Next of kin has been notified. The crash remains under investigation.


*** Original Release ***

The Idaho State Police are currently investigating a three vehicle crash on Interstate 15 at milepost 40, near Arimo. There is one confirmed fatality and the left lane is currently blocked. Motorists are encouraged to use caution when traveling through the area. More information will be released when it becomes available.