Monday, January 9, 2012

Two Vehicle Fatality Crash EB I84 at milepost 247 Claims one

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District 4 Patrol 218 West Yakima, Jerome, ID 83338-5904 (208) 324-6000
Fax (208) 324-7897

For Immediate Release: 01/09/2012 7:21pm
Contact: Trooper McConnell
On Monday, January 9, 2012 at approximately 2:22 p.m., Idaho State Police investigated a two vehicle fatality crash Eastbound I84 at milepost 247 in Cassia County. Jennifer Shira, 23 of Kooskia, Id was traveling westbound on I84 in a 2003 Subaru Impreza when for unknown reasons lost control of the vehicle and went into the median. The vehicle overturned and traveled out of the median and into the eastbound lanes. The vehicle collided into a 2007 Freightliner Tractor trailer driven by Dick Garoutte, 51 of Clearfield, Ut and came to rest blocking both eastbound lanes. Jennifer Shira was pronounced deceased at the time of the crash. Her husband, Bryson Shira, 26 of Kooskia, and 2 young children were transported to the Cassia Regional Medical Center in Burley with minor injuries. All occupants of both vehicles were wearing their seatbelts at the time of the crash.
The eastbound lanes were blocked for approximately 2 1/2 hours during the investigation. Tpr McConnell was assisted by Cpl. Hitt, Tpr Kilton, Tpr Clausing, Sgt Garcia, Specialist Smith and emergency personnel. The crash is still under investigation at this time.