District 5 5205 South 5th Ave.
Pocatello, Idaho 83204-2299
(208) 236-6466 FAX: (208) 236-6068
For Immediate Release: 03/13/2012 4:00 am
Contact: Trooper Zweigart
On March 12, 2012, at approximately 11:45 p.m., the Idaho State Police investigated a one vehicle rollover at milepost 54 on Interstate 15, near Inkom. Ryan Yearsley, 20, of Downey, was traveling northbound in a 2004 Mazda MZ6 when he swerved to avoid colliding with a deer. Yearsley overcorrected, causing the vehicle to roll into the median. Yearsley and his three passengers, Samantha England, 18, of Malad, Devon Layton, 18, of Malad and Cortland Thorpe, 19, also of Malad were ejected from the vehicle. All four occupants were transported by ground ambulance; two with serious injuries and two with minor injuries.
Trooper Zweigart was assisted at the scene by ISP Sergeant Winans, Bannock County Sheriff's Office and Pocatello City Emergency Responders. The investigation is ongoing.