Thursday, April 13, 2017

Crash in Minidoka Claims One Life

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District 4 Patrol 218 West Yakima, Jerome, ID 83338-5904 (208) 324-6000
Fax (208) 324-7897

For Immediate Release: April 13, 2017 at 6:00 p.m.
Please direct questions to the District Office

On April 13, 2017, at approximately 11:04 a.m., Idaho State Police investigated a single-vehicle crash on Interstate 84 at milepost 201, in Minidoka County, ID. Stephen F. Afuvai, 18, of Puyallup, WA, was driving eastbound on Interstate 84 in a 2000 Volkswagon Jetta. Afuvai rolled the Jetta through the median, with the vehicle coming to rest in the westbound lanes of travel.

Afuvai and a minor passenger were transported by ground ambulance to Minidoka Memorial Hospital in Rupert, ID. Also in the vehicle were two additional minor passengers, one who succumbed to their injuries at the scene of the crash, and the other who was transported by air ambulance to Portneuf Medical Center in Pocatello, ID.

None of the subjects were wearing seatbelts. The westbound lanes of travel were blocked for approximately two hours.

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