Friday, August 13, 2010

Final Update- Multi-victim Fatality Crash Near Soda Springs

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Idaho State Police
Region 5 5205 South 5th Ave.
Pocatello, Idaho 83204-2299
(208) 236-6466 FAX: (208) 236-6068

For Immediate Release: 08/13/10 4:25p.m.
Contact: Lt. Gonzales


On Friday, August 13, 2010 at approximately 5:30 AM, the Idaho State Police investigated a one vehicle multi-victim fatality crash on US30 at milepost 402.3, near Soda Springs. Manuel Pena Zamora, 58, of El Paso, Tx, was eastbound in a 2006 Ford Van. Zamora took his eyes off the road and wasn't paying attention. His vehicle went off the right shoulder of the roadway. Zamora over corrected and lost control of the vehicle causing it to roll. Two occupants were ejected from the vehicle and sustained fatal injuries, Daniel Valenzuela, 22, and Raul Carrillo, 40. Both were pronounced dead at the scene. Five other occupants were transported to Caribou Memorial, two of which were treated and released. Two occupants remain at Caribou Memorial and the fifth was transported from Caribou Memorial by LifeFlight to Portneuf Medical Center. Four other occupants did not sustain injuries. It is unknown if the driver was wearing a seatbelt. Some passengers were wearing seatbelts. Alcohol was not a factor in this crash. The lanes were blocked for approximately two and a half hours.

The crash is still under investigation by Trooper McWilliams, who was assisted at the scene by Sergeant Winans, Trooper Noyes and Trooper Bates. Caribou County Deputies and EMS personal also assisted, as well as ITD for traffic control.



The roadway is open and crash scene clear. Further updates will be provided as they become available.


The Idaho State Police and Caribou County Sheriff's office is currently investigating a multi-victim fatality crash WB US30 at milepost 402.3, near Soda Springs. Traffic in both directions has been blocked as emergency crews continue to work. The Idaho State Police is requesting that, if possible, traffic find other routes to avoid the area. The Idaho State Police will continue to provide updates as they become available.