Sunday, July 8, 2012

Fatality crash on I-15 near Utah border.

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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: 7/8/2012 6:30 PM
Please direct questions to the District Office

On Sunday, July 8, 2012 at approximately 12:21 pm, Idaho State Police investigated a single vehicle fatality crash on Interstate 15 at milepost 2, near the Utah border.

State Police report that 55 year old Carol R. Bassett of Atascadero, California, was driving north bound in a 2005 Ford Escape when she drove off the left shoulder, steered back on to the road and overcorrected. The vehicle overturned and rolled off the right shoulder of the road, where passenger Linda Ellen Hanson, age 55 of Atascadero, California, was partially ejected and died at the scene.

Carol R. Bassett and passenger, Dillon Steuer, age 15 of Atascadero, California, were taken by Life Flight to Oneida County Hospital in Malad and then to Portneuf Medical Center in Pocatello for non-life threatening injuries.

The north bound right lane of I-15 was blocked for several hours while EMS and Police worked the crash. Idaho State Police were assisted at the scene by Oneida County Sheriff's Office/EMS, Utah Highway Patrol and Life Flight.