Thursday, August 18, 2011

Injury Crash near the Elmore County / Gooding County Line

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Region 3 Patrol 700 S. Stratford, Meridian 83642
(208) 846-7550
Fax (208) 846-7520

For Immediate Release: 08/18/2011 at 6:40 p.m.

Contact: Master Cpl. Porupsky

On August 18, 2011, at approximately 11:30 a.m., Idaho State Police investigated a one vehicle crash on Interstate 84, near milepost 132. Steven L. Stephich, 56, of Tulsa, OK, was traveling east in a 2004 Dodge pickup. For unknown reasons, as Stephich approached Power Plant Road Overpass at milepost 132, he drove off of the right side of the road and up the overpass embankment. Stephich's vehicle became airborne as it crossed Power Plant Road and returned to the ground on the east side of the embankment.

Stephich was wearing a seatbelt. He was transported by air ambulance to St. Alphonsus Regional Medical Center in Boise, ID.

Master Cpl. Porupsky was assisted at the crash scene by Tpr. Bailey and the Elmore County Sheriff's Office.

The investigation is continuing.