Monday, February 11, 2013

Final Updat One Vehicle on I15 near Shelley

IDAHO STATE POLICE NEWS RELEASE - generated by our News Release ListServer

Idaho State Police
District 5 5205 South 5th Ave.
Pocatello, Idaho 83204-2299
(208) 236-6466 FAX: (208) 236-6068

For Immediate Release: 02/11/13 07:15PM
Please direct questions to the District Office


On February 11, 2013, at approximately 2:48 pm Idaho State Police investigated a one vehicle crash south bound Interstate 15 at milepost 109, near Shelley.

Benjamin Sorensen, 36, of Blackfoot, was driving south on Interstate 15 in a 2003 Chevrolet 1500 pick up truck when the vehicle went off the road on the right shoulder. The vehicle struck the guardrail and continued into the barrow pit for a short distance before hitting another guardrail and a bridge abutment. The final contact resulted in the vehicle being overturned.

Sorensen was wearing his seatbelt and was not injured. Traffic was reduced to one lane for a short time while emergency crews cleared the scene, all lanes are now open. Weather and alcohol were not a factor.

****End of UPDATE****

Idaho State Police is currently investigating a crash on Interstate 15 at milepost 109, in the Shelley area.

The right lane of southbound travel is blocked.

A full release will be sent when information is available.