Saturday, March 3, 2012

One Vehicle Rollover Crash Near Buhl

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

For Immediate Release: 03-03-2012 1:00 pm
Contact: Sergeant Kent Oliver

On March 3, 2012, at 07:22 am, the Idaho State Police investigated a non-injury, one-vehicle rollover crash on State Highway 46 near Buhl. Jake Burrell, age 21, of Wendell, was traveling north on State Highway 46, going down the Clear Lakes grade, when he failed to negotiate a right hand curve near milepost 89. Burrell's vehicle crossed the center line, over-corrected, went off the roadway, struck the guardrail, and rolled into a ravine. The vehicle came to rest on its roof against some trees.

Alcohol and speed are believed to have been factors in the crash. The investigation is ongoing.

The crash is believed to have occurred around midnight on the evening of March 2 to March 3, 2012. Information is being sought regarding individuals who gave the driver, Jake Burrell, a ride from near the crash site into Wendell. The Idaho State Police is requesting these individuals call the Idaho State Police District 4 office at 208-324-6000 ext.6013.