Sunday, July 27, 2014

Single Vehicle Fatility Crash Near Idaho / Utah Border

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District 4 Patrol 218 West Yakima, Jerome, ID 83338-5904 (208) 324-6000
Fax (208) 324-7897

For Immediate Release: 7/27/2014 12:00 pm
Please direct questions to the District Office

On July 27, 2014, at approximately 3:20 a.m., Idaho State Police investigate a single vehicle fatality crash on Interstate 84 at milepost 273, near the Idaho / Utah border.

Kenneth Brooks, age 17, of Magna, UT, was travelling eastbound on Interstate 84 in a 2000 Chevy Venture van. Brooks swerved towards the median to avoid an animal in the roadway, corrected back into the lane of travel, and over steered back into the median causing the van to overturn. Mark Beaslin, age 60, of Taylorsville, UT, was sleeping in the cargo area of the van and was ejected from the vehicle when it overturned. Brooks and Beaslin were both transported by ground ambulance to Bear River Valley Hospital in Tremonton, UT. Beaslin succumbed to his injuries at the hospital.

Brooks was wearing his seatbelt. Next of kin notifications have been made. This crash remains under investigation by Idaho State Police.