Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Fatal Crash West of Tetonia, ID

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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: October 20, 2010 at 1:40 p.m.
Contact: Cpl. Coverley

On October 19, 2010, at approximately 11:22 a.m., Idaho State Police investigated a two-vehicle, fatal crash on State Highway 33 near milepost 122.5, approximately 9.5 miles west of Tetonia, ID. Angela Cooke, 23, of Rexburg, ID, was traveling east on State Highway 33, in a 2007 Nissan Sentra, when she drove off of the right shoulder of the roadway. Cooke overcorrected, causing the vehicle to cross into the westbound travel lane where it was struck by a 2003 Ford F250 pickup, driven by Eliseo Olivas, 53, of Newdale, ID.

At this time it is undetermined whether or not Cooke was wearing a seatbelt. She was transported by air ambulance to Eastern Idaho Regional Medical Center in Idaho Falls, ID. Cooke succumbed to her injuries early in the evening. Olivas was not wearing a seatbelt. He was transported by ground ambulance to Teton Valley Hospital in Driggs, ID.

This crash is under investigation by Cpl. Coverley. Cpl. Coverley was assisted at the scene by Cpl. Egbert and the Teton County Sheriff's Office.