Wednesday, September 3, 2014

ISP investigates crash following Bannock County pursuit.

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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: 9/3/2014 1:45 a.m.
Please direct questions to the District Office

On Tuesday, September 2, 2014 at approximately 11:23 p.m. Idaho State Police investigated a crash near the intersection of Franklin Avenue and East Poplar Street in Pocatello.

Deputies from the Bannock County Sheriff's Office were pursuing a 1994 Ford Explorer being driven by Bret Charlton, age 52, of Pocatello. Charlton was fleeing south on Franklin Avenue, and failed to stop at a stop sign at the intersection of East Poplar Street. In the intersection, Charlton's Explorer collided with a 2001 Dodge Dakota driven by Ryan Larsen, age 26, of Pocatello. The Explorer then overturned and collided with two other unoccupied vehicles that were parked in the area of 582 Franklin Avenue.

Both Charlton and Larsen were transported to Portneuf Medical Center in Pocatello. Idaho State Police is investigating the crash. The criminal charges are being investigated by the Bannock County Sheriff's Office.

DSP Initials SC / LL