Saturday, October 10, 2009

Bus Carrying Students from American Fork, UT crashes

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Idaho State Police
Region 5 5205 South 5th Ave.
Pocatello, Idaho 83204-2203
(208) 236-6466 FAX: (208) 233-7451

For Immediate Release: October 10, 2009 at 9:45 p.m.

Contact: Captain Eric Dayley

On October 10, 2009, at approximately 7:18 p.m., Idaho State Police responded to a one vehicle rollover crash on Interstate 15 at milepost 49, approximately 2 miles north of McCammon, Idaho. The vehicle involved was one from a caravan of four buses carrying students from the American Fork High School marching band out of American Fork, Utah. There were approximately fifty students, as well as two adults, plus the driver on board the bus.

The preliminary investigation indicates that the driver had a medical condition which caused the crash. There is one female adult who is a confirmed fatality from this crash. The name of the victim is not being released at this time. Two students were transported by Lifeflight to Portneuf West Medical Center in Pocatello, Idaho. Their injuries are not life-threatening. The other students from the bus will also be taken to Portneuf West Medical Center where they will be checked by medical personnel before being released.


Idaho State Police is being assisted by Bannock County Sheriff's Office, Bannock County Search and Rescue, Idaho Transportation Department, Pocatello Ambulance, Lava Hot Springs Ambulance, and Inkom Quick Response Unit.

The investigation is continuing.