Thursday, October 21, 2010

Crash Near Frontage Road Injures Three

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Region 4 Patrol 218 West Yakima, Jerome, ID 83338-5904 (208) 324-6000
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For further information, contact Capt. Robert Storm at (208) 324-6000 or (208) 736-3070

For Immediate Release: October 21,2010 at 7:10 p.m.
Contact: Trooper Otto

On October 21, 2010 at approximately 5:23 a.m., Idaho State Police Trooper Otto investigated an injury crash on Interstate 84 near milepost 199, approximately one mile west of the Kasota Road exit. Marvin L. Blanchard, 45, of Pocatello, Idaho, was traveling east in a 2003 Freightliner, pulling three Great Dane trailers. Blanchard came upon a slow-moving 1995 Kia Sephia that was being steered by Steven R. Holyoak, 60, of Jerome, as it was being pulled by a towrope from a 2005 Hyundai Accent that was driven by Ryan L. Holyoak, 24, of Jerome.

Blanchard struck both vehicles, causing them to lose control. Blanchard then drove off the right side of the road, through a fence and onto Frontage Road. Blanchard's commercial cab and first trailer rolled onto their tops. Blanchard was pinned under the cab. The second trailer rolled onto its side. The third trailer remained upright.

Blanchard was not wearing a seatbelt. He was transported by air ambulance to St. Luke's Magic Valley Medical Center in Twin Falls. Both Holyoaks were wearing seatbelts. They were transported by ground ambulance to Cassia Regional Medical Center in Burley. All subjects were treated and released from the respective hospitals.

Trooper Otto was assisted at the scene by Cpl. D. Gibbs, Commercial Vehicle Specialist Sweat and the Minidoka County Sheriff's Office. The investigation is continuing.