Sunday, April 10, 2011

Vehicle versus Pedestrian Fatality Crash on I86

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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: 04/10/2011 2:30 am
Contact: Master Corporal Sellers

On Saturday, April 9,2011 shortly after 10 pm Idaho State Police investigated a vehicle versus pedestrian crash on Interstate 86 near the Bannock Peak Truck Stop. A 2003 Chevrolet S10 pickup was pulled over on the right shoulder on westbound Interstate 86 at milepost 52. The pickup was occupied by Luiz M. Jimenez, 27 of Oakley; Edgar Simental, 22 of Burley; Fabian N. Reyes , 22 of Burley; and Ismael Ochoa, 22 of Burley. A disagreement broke out amongst the passengers and at some point they exited the vehicle. For unknown reasons, Ochoa attempted to run across the Interstate and was struck by a 2006 Dodge pickup driven by Chad Surrage, 45 of Heyburn. Ochoa was pronounced deceased on scene, no one else was injured.

This crash is under investigation by Idaho State Police with assistance from Power County Sheriff, emergency personnel, Fort Hall Police Department, and Idaho Transportation Department.