Saturday, December 7, 2013

Injury Crash on I15 near Idaho Falls blocks lanes for three hours

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

For Immediate Release: 12/07/2013 4:25pm

Please direct questions to the District Office

On Saturday, December 7, 2013 at approximately 11:13 a.m. the Idaho State Police investigated a three vehicle injury crash SB I15 at milepost 111, near Idaho Falls. Christian Prado Fletes, 34 of Calgary, Canada was traveling southbound in a 2007 Cadillac Escalade pulling a vehicle on a dolly. Christian lost control of the vehicle and struck the guardrail and came to rest in the middle of the southbound lanes. Omar Prado Fletes, 36 of Calgary, Canada also southbound in a 2001 PT Cruiser collided with Christian and coming to rest against the guardrail on the right shoulder. Russell Brant, 29 of Salt Lake City, Ut was traveling in a 2012 Freightliner Semi and struck both vehicles.
Omar was transported by ground ambulance to Eastern Idaho Medical Center. All subjects were wearing seatbelts. The southbound lanes were blocked for approximately 3 hours for the crash investigation. Bonneville and Bingham County Sheriff's office, Idaho Department of Transportation and Idaho Falls and Shelley emergency personnel assisted with the crash.