Thursday, April 14, 2011

Crash South of Blackfoot Claims One

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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: 04/14/2011 07:30 a.m.
Contact: Trooper Aikele

On April 14, 2011, at approximately 2:30 a.m., Idaho State Police investigated a single vehicle fatality crash on US91 near Shilling Street, south of Blackfoot. A 1995 Acura Legend, being driven by Tobie Robinson, age 23 of Blackfoot, was heading northbound on US91 when for unknown reasons Robinson's vehicle went off the right side of the roadway. Robinson lost control of his vehicle causing it to crash and come to rest on the embankment of the Blackfoot River. Robinson was wearing his seatbelt and was trapped in his vehicle as it started on fire. Blackfoot Fire Department responded to the scene and extinguished the vehicle, however Robinson succumbed to his injuries sustained in the crash. Alcohol is possibly a contributing factor in this crash. Next of kin has been notified.

Trooper Aikele was assisted at the scene by Corporal Caldera along with the Bingham County Sheriff's Office and Blackfoot Fire Department and Blackfoot Police.