Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Update to Fatal Crash from September 20, 2009 - ISP Still Seeking Leads

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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: 10/20/09 5:12 PM
Contact: Lt. Gonzales

On September 20, 2009, at approximately 04:19 hours, the Idaho State Police investigated a one vehicle rollover crash involving Brycen Blackburn. Since the crash the investigation has been ongoing by the Idaho State Police. The Idaho State Police investigators involved in this case have been working hard to determine the cause of the crash and to locate the White Volkswagen Jetta involved in a secondary crash with Blackburn. The following information is an update to the facts of the case, which are known to this date.

Brycen Blackburn was traveling northbound on I-15 near milepost 95.5, in Bingham County, Idaho. Blackburn drove his 1990 Toyota off the left shoulder of the road, overcorrected, and swerved back onto I-15. Blackburn lost control of his vehicle, overcorrected again and drove into the center median. Blackburn's' vehicle rolled through the median and came to rest upside down on the East shoulder of the southbound lanes of I-15. Blackburn's body ended up approximately 100 feet north of his 1990 Toyota in the right lane on the southbound side of I-15.

Toxicology tests indicate that Blackburn had a blood alcohol level over the legal limit at the time of his crash. An autopsy was performed on Blackburn and the results were inconclusive as to whether Blackburn died as a result of the initial crash or due to the secondary impact with the unidentified White Volkswagen Jetta.

The Idaho State Police is still very interested in finding the White 93-95 Volkswagen Jetta involved in the secondary crash with Brycen Blackburn. We want to thank the public for the information and leads we have received so far.