Monday, March 29, 2010

Single vehicle crash near Jerome Claims One

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Region 4 Patrol 218 West Yakima, Jerome, ID (208) 324-6000
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For Immediate Release: 03/29/2010 16:48
Contact: Trooper M. Dahl

On March 29, 2010 at approximately 10:13 am, the Idaho State Police investigated a one-vehicle fatality crash eastbound on Interstate 84 at milepost 168, near Jerome. Lyndsi Henretty, 15, of Eagle, was driving eastbound in a 2002 Ford Van with her mother Cindy, 50, and three sisters; Haili, 10, Cortni, 12, and Brittini, 17, all of Eagle. Lyndsi drove off the roadway, overcorrected back onto the road and lost control of the vehicle and into the median. The van went into a broad slide and rolled once ejecting Cortni, who was pronounced dead at the scene. The vehicle came to rest on its wheels in the left lane of eastbound traffic which caused the eastbound lanes to be blocked for approximately 3 hours and 15 minutes.

Lyndsi and Haili were transported by ground ambulance to St. Benedicts in Jerome, and Haili was later transported by air ambulance to St. Alphonsus, Boise, with serious injuries. Cindy was transported to St. Alphonsus, Boise, by air ambulance with serious injuries. Brittini was transported to St. Luke's Magic Valley by ground ambulance and later transported by air ambulance to St. Alphonsus, Boise. Lyndsi and her mother Cindy were wearing their seat belts.

Trooper Dahl was assisted by Cpl. Walker, Tpr. Wendler and Lt. Storm, as well as Jerome County Sheriff and Jerome Police Department. Traffic control was provided by the Idaho Transportation Department.

Alcohol is not believed to have been a factor, in the crash that is under investigation by Trooper Dahl.