Saturday, September 20, 2014

Fatal crash westbound I-86 at milepost 56.5

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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: 09/20/14 3:28 a.m.
Please direct questions to the District Office

On Saturday, September 20, 2014, at approximately 1:04 a.m., the Idaho State Police investigated a one-vehicle fatal crash westbound on I-86 at milepost 56.5, 5 miles west of Chubbuck. Skyler Whitnah, 22, of American Falls, was westbound on I-86 in a 2005 Chevrolet Cobalt. Whitnah went off the left shoulder of the road, came back on the roadway, overcorrected, and went off the right side of the road. The vehicle rolled and Whitnah was ejected. He was pronounced deceased at the scene of the crash.

There was no road blockage. Whitnah was not wearing his seatbelt. The crash is under investigation by the Idaho State Police.

DSP Initials KB / SA