Sunday, May 18, 2014

One Vehicle Rollover in Bingham County

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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: 05/18/14 8:45 PM
Please direct questions to the District Office

On May 18, 2014, at approximately 4:30 PM, Idaho State Police investigated a one vehicle rollover crash on I-15 near milepost 94 in Bingham County.

Ethan Gerdes, 19, of Blackfoot, ID, was driving south on I-15 in a 1981 Ford F-150. Gerdes drove off of the right shoulder and travelled an extended distance until he hit a lava rock embankment. Gerdes' vehicle rolled, came to rest on its roof, and became engulfed in flames.

Gerdes was transported to Bingham Memorial Hospital by ground ambulance.

The right lane of southbound I-15 was blocked for approximately one hour.