Monday, August 1, 2011

Crash Near Palisades Sends Two 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: 08-01-2011 11:35am
Contact: Tpr. P. Sibus

On Monday, August 1, 2011, at approximately 5:00am, Idaho State Police investigated a one vehicle injury crash just north of Palisades Dam in Bonneville County. Devon Hillstead, 25 years old from Afton, Wyoming, was travelling eastbound on US26 near mile marker 385 when he swerved to miss a deer in the road. The vehicle went off the north shoulder of the road and crashed into a tree. Hillstead was transported by ground ambulance to Eastern Idaho Regional Medical Center in Idaho Falls, with minor injuries. His passenger, Weslen Newell, 27 years old from Afton, Wyoming , was transported by Air Idaho to Eastern Idaho Regional Medical Center, with serious injuries. Both subjects were wearing seatbelts, and the air bags did deploy.

The crash is being investigated by Tpr. P Sibus. He was assisted by Tpr. D Hiebert, Bonneville County Sheriff's Office, and Swan Valley Ambulance.