Monday, September 3, 2012

Fatal Injury Crash in Menan, ID

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Idaho State Police
District 6 1540 Foote Dr.
Idaho Falls, Idaho 83402-1828
(208) 525-7377 FAX: (208) 525-7294

For Immediate Release: 09/03/2012 at 03:00
Please direct questions to the District Office

On September 2, 2012, at approximately 11:45 p.m., Idaho State Police investigated a fatal-injury crash at 620 N Menan-Lorenzo Hwy, Menan, Jefferson County, ID.

Timothy A. Merrill, 19, of Rigby, ID, was driving a 1992 GMC pickup truck east on the Menan-Lorenzo Hwy. Merrill failed to negotiate a curve at 620 N, and drove his vehicle off the right shoulder. Merrill lost control of the vehicle and the vehicle overturned.

Passengers in the vehicle were Keely M. Lance, 18, of Rigby, ID; Matthew P. Walker, 19, of Menan, ID; Trevor A. Davis, 19, of Rigby, ID; Madison A. Holm, 17, of Roberts, ID; and Samantha M. Wood, 16, of Roberts, ID. None of the occupants in the truck were wearing seatbelts. Merrill and all five passengers were ejected from the vehicle.

Keely M. Lance was pronounced dead at the scene. Trevor A. Davis was transported by air ambulance to Eastern Idaho Regional Medical Center in Idaho Falls, ID. Timothy A. Merrill, Matthew P. Walker, Madison A. Holm, and Samantha M. Wood were transported by ground ambulance to Eastern Idaho Regional Medical Center in Idaho Falls, ID.

The crash investigation is continuing.