Monday, October 10, 2011

Fatality crash on Red Fish rd off SH75 near Stanley

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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: 10/10/2011 8:50pm
Contact: Master Corporal Hedges

On October 10, 2011, at approximately 8:44 a.m., the Idaho State Police investigated a one vehicle fatality crash on Red Fish Road off of State Highway 75 near Stanley, Idaho.

Brandon Liggett, 23, of Boise, was traveling westbound on Red Fish Road towards Red Fish Lake in a 1995 Honda Civic. Liggett failed to negotiate a curve and overcorrected. The vehicle slid off the road and struck a tree before overturning on its top. Liggett was not injured. Liggett's passenger, Charles Cooke, 37, of Stanley suffered only minor injuries. Liggett's second passenger, Neely Butler, 21, of Boise, was pronounced dead at the scene. Cooke was wearing his seatbelt. Liggett and Butler were not wearing their seatbelts. Alcohol is a factor in this crash.

The crash is under investigation by Master Corporal Hedges, who was assisted at the scene by Corporal Murdock, Custer County Sheriff's Office and Custer County EMS.