Monday, July 12, 2010

Update to Fatal Crash South of Salmon

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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: 07/12/2010 6:30 am
Contact: Corporal Murdock


The driver of the vehicle was Kayla Wilkening, age 21 of Salmon, who was pronounced dead at the scene of the crash. The passenger, transported with non-life threatening injuries to Steele Memorial Hospital in Salmon, was Nicholas Ellsworth, age 21 of Leadore.

Original release:

On Sunday, July 11th, 2010, at 2:17 am the Idaho State Police and the Lemhi County Sheriff's Office investigated a fatal one vehicle rollover on Warm Springs Wood Road 16 miles south of Salmon.

A 21 year old female was driving westbound on Warm Springs Wood Road towards State Highway 28 with a 21 year old male passenger. While attempting to negotiate a curve she lost control and exited the roadway causing the vehicle to roll down into a ravine where it came to rest right side up.

The female driver was ejected from the vehicle and pronounced dead at the scene. The male was transported to Steele Memorial Hospital in Salmon with non-life threatening injuries sustained in the crash. Neither occupant was wearing a seat belt. It is still unknown if alcohol was a factor in this crash.

The names of the victim and injured are not being released at this time, pending further investigation. The crash is being investigated by Corporal Murdock and the Lemhi County Sheriff's Office.