Saturday, May 19, 2012

Injury crash near Fort Hall

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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: 05/19/12 8:30 p.m.
Please direct questions to the District Office

On May 19, 2012 at 6:00 pm, Idaho State Police investigated a two vehicle injury crash on US Hwy 91 at Ellsworth Road in Fort Hall. Leo Butterfield, age 84, of Pocatello, was northbound on US 91 at Ellsworth Road. Joaquin Flores, age 34, of Blackfoot, was southbound on US 91 approaching Ellsworth Road. As Flores entered the intersection, Butterfield failed to yield and turned west in front of Flores. The two vehicles collided and the Flores' vehicle overturned on the road, ejecting one of the juvenile passengers. Flores, his wife, and four children were taken by ambulance to Portneuf Medical Center.
Butterfield was wearing a seat belt and was not injured.

One child in the Flores' vehicle was in a child seat, the other occupants were unrestrained.

US 91 was blocked and traffic was diverted around the crash scene.

Idaho State Police were assisted at the scene by Fort Hall Police, Fort Hall EMS, Bannock County Sheriff and Bannock County Search and Rescue.