Saturday, December 31, 2011

One Vehicle Fatality Crash

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

For Immediate Release: 12/31/11 4:45 AM
Contact: Trooper Higley

On Friday, December 30, 2011, at approximately 6:37 p.m., Idaho State Police investigated a one vehicle fatal crash on Interstate 84 near milepost 77. Boon Lim, 34, of Mountain Home, was traveling eastbound on Interstate 84 in a 1997 Chrysler van. While attempting to pass a commercial vehicle, Lim lost control of his vehicle and drove into the median where he overcorrected and rolled the vehicle. Lim's passenger, Ah Hoon Pey, 33, of Mountain Home, was ejected from the vehicle and pronounced dead at the scene.

Lim and another passenger, Ging Fong Chin, 59, as well as two minor children were transported by ground ambulance to St. Alphonsus Regional Medical Center with non-life threatening injuries. Another minor child was also transported by ground ambulance to St. Luke's Children's Hospital and is in critical condition. Pey was not wearing her seatbelt. It is believed that all other occupants except one child were wearing their seatbelts. The cause of this crash is still under investigation.

Trooper Higley was assisted at the scene by Sergeant Ketchum, Corporals Carmack and Sly, and Troopers Hurley and Ward. The investigation is continuing.