Friday, March 4, 2011

Fatal Crash I86 west of American Falls

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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: 03/04/11 05:25 am
Contact: Sergeant Winans

On Thursday March 3, 2011, at approximately 11:45pm, the Idaho State Police investigated a single vehicle crash westbound Interstate 86 at mile post 20, west of American Falls. Irene Palacios, 36, from Paul , was traveling the wrong way, westbound in the eastbound lanes, in a 2007 Chevy Impala at a high rate of speed. Palacios lost control of her vehicle, left the road, and rolled multiple times. She was ejected from the vehicle and died as a result from her injuries on scene. Palacios was not wearing a seat belt at the time of the crash and alcohol is believed to be a factor.

This crash is under investigation by Sergeant Winans with the assistance from Trooper Kilton, Sergeant Garcia, Power County Police and Minidoka County Police.