Friday, July 16, 2010

Head On Collision Near Island Park Claims One

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Idaho State Police
Region 6 1540 Foote Dr.
Idaho Falls, Idaho 83402-1828
(208) 525-7377 FAX: (208) 525-7294

For Immediate Release: 07/11/2010 at 3:50 pm
Contact: Corporal Coverley

On Friday, July 16, 2010, at 2:44 a.m. the Idaho State Police and the Fremont County Sheriff's Office investigated a fatal head on collision on US Highway 20 near milepost 394 in Island Park, Idaho.

Sherif Sherif, 44, of Salt Lake City, Utah, was traveling east on US Highway 20 in a 2009 Freightliner semi. Leonardo Portillo, 24, of Mack's Inn, Idaho, was traveling west on US Highway 20 in a 1999 Dodge Intrepid. Portillo's vehicle crossed the center line into the east travel lane colliding head on with Sherif's vehicle. Both drivers were wearing seatbelts and the airbags in Portillo's vehicle deployed. Portillo died at the scene. Next of kin has been notified. Sherif was transported to Madison Memorial Hospital with non-life threatening injuries.

The crash is being investigated by Cpl. Coverley, Cpl. Murdock and the Fremont County Sheriff's Office and is still under investigation.

Further information will be released when available.