Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Three vehicle crash near Island Park sends Deputy to hospital

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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: 12/21/2010 10:17 am
Contact: Corporal Goody

On December 20, 2010 at approximately 3:05 pm, Idaho State Police investigated a three vehicle crash westbound US20 at milepost 399, near Island Park. Hoi K. Cheung, 20, of Los Angeles, California was traveling westbound on US20 in a 2011 Chevrolet Tahoe, when Cheung lost control of his vehicle on the icy road conditions and hit a Fremont County Sheriff's patrol vehicle that was stationary, emergency lights activated on the right shoulder of the roadway conducting a traffic stop with a commercial vehicle. Upon impact the patrol vehicle was pushed into the commercial vehicle. The Fremont County Sheriff's Deputy in the vehicle at the time of the crash was transported by ground ambulance to Madison Memorial Hospital in Rexburg, with non-life threatening injuries. All occupants were wearing seatbelts at the time of crash. The crash is under investigation by Corporal Goody. Corporal Goody was assisted at the scene by Fremont County Sheriff, and emergency response crews.