Sunday, March 18, 2012

Fatal Crash on I15 Near Blackfoot

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Idaho State Police
District 5 5205 South 5th Ave.
Pocatello, Idaho 83204-2299

(208) 236-6466 FAX: (208) 236-6068

For Immediate Release: 03/18/2012 10:15 p.m
Contact: Trooper Aikele

On March 18, 2012, at approximately 6:00 p.m., Idaho State Police investigated a single-vehicle rollover on Interstate 15 near milepost 95, near Blackfoot, Idaho.

Francisco Lazalde, 86, of Idaho Falls, was traveling northbound, when for unknown reasons his vehicle left the roadway, went off the right shoulder and traveled down into the borrow pit for a short distance before hitting a fallen tree. The impact caused his vehicle to go airborne and impact an embankment before coming to rest on its wheels in a canal. Lazalde was pronounced deceased at the scene.

Lazalde was wearing a seatbelt. The roads were wet, but clear at the time of the crash. Alcohol is not believed to be a factor.

The crash is still under investigation by Idaho State Police Tpr. Aikele, who was assisted by Cpl. Noyes, Sgt. Manning, Bingham County Sheriff's Deputies, and Black Foot Fire Personnel.