Sunday, March 7, 2010

Crash near Kimberly exit injures two

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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: 03/07/10 4:45 pm
Contact: Tpr Pohanka

On Sunday, March 07, 2010, at 6:06 am, Idaho State Police and Jerome County emergency crews investigated a one-vehicle rollover crash on Interstate 84 near mile marker 182 and the Kimberly exit. Andrew Fontanilla, 17, of Nampa, and his passenger, Nolan Le Fevre, also 17 of West Jordan, Utah, were westbound in the left lane when Fontanilla looked away from the roadway. When he realized he was drifting onto the shoulder, he overcorrected, causing the black 1992 Honda Civic to broadside slide into the median where it rolled. The vehicle came to rest on the eastbound side, blocking both lanes. Fontanilla, who was wearing his seatbelt, was transported by ground ambulance to St. Luke's Magic Valley Regional where he is in stable condition. Le Fevre, who was not wearing a seatbelt, was ejected. He was also taken to St. Luke's by air ambulance in critical but stable condition. He will be transferred later today to the University of Utah Medical Center. Traffic was blocked for approximately two and a half hours while crews investigated at the scene.