Sunday, September 18, 2011

Fatality Crash Arbon Valley Highway

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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: 09/18/11 16:35
Contact: Cpl Sellers

On Sunday, September 18, 2011, at approximately 7:10 a.m., Idaho State Police investigated a one vehicle fatality crash.

Clint Mecham, 23 of Pingree, was traveling northbound on Arbon Valley Highway 9.8 miles south of I-86 in Power County in a 2000 Chevrolet pickup. For unknown reasons Mecham came out of the vehicle and landed on the roadway. The vehicle continued north on Arbon Valley Highway crossing over to the left shoulder and back again to the right and through a fence. The vehicle continued to travel east off the right shoulder where it went off the embankment and rolled on to its top in Bannock Creek. Mecham was pronounced dead at the scene. Mecham was not wearing a seat belt at the time of the crash. Alcohol was a factor in this crash.

The crash is still under investigation by Cpl Sellers who was assisted by Sgt Winans, Cpl Noyes, Power County, and Fort Hall.