Thursday, October 22, 2009

One Vehicle Fatality Crash in Jerome

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

For further information, contact Captain Kedrick Wills at (208)324-6000 or (208)736-3070

For Immediate Release: 10/22/ 2009 4:20 a.m.
Contact: Trooper Wendler

On October 21, 2009 at 10:57 p.m., Idaho State Police along with Jerome County, City, Fire and Paramedics responded to a one-vehicle rollover fatality crash westbound on I84 at mile marker 169, in Jerome.

Sean K Carey, 19 of Jerome, was traveling westbound on I84 when he drifted off the left side of the road and into the median. Carey, who was driving a 1998 Jeep Wrangler, overcorrected coming back onto the roadway causing the vehicle to overturn where it came to rest on its top in the left lane of travel.

Carey died at the scene as a result of his injuries. He was wearing his seatbelt. The westbound lanes of travel were blocked for several hours while crews worked to remove the wreckage.

Initial investigation into the crash shows that Carey possibly fell asleep at the wheel. Idaho State Police reminds drivers to pull over at a safe location and rest if you become tired while driving.

This crash is still under investigation by the Idaho State Police. Trooper Wendler was assisted at the scene by Sergeant Oliver and Trooper Troy DeBie.