Monday, December 1, 2014

Fatality Crash in Jerome County

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

For Immediate Release: 12/1/2014 10:15 a.m.
Please direct questions to the District Office

On Monday, December 1, 2014, at 5:37 a.m., the Idaho State Police investigated a one vehicle fatality crash on Interstate 84 at milepost 179, in Jerome County.

Ernesto Gonzalez, age 51, of Eden, was driving a 2007 GMC Sierra Pickup westbound on Interstate 84 when he lost control, went through the median, and rolled. The vehicle came to rest completely blocking the eastbound lanes at milepost 179. Both the driver and his passenger, Francisco Cantu, 49, of Murtaugh, were wearing seatbelts. Gonzalez succumbed to his injuries on scene. Next of kin has been notified.

Slick road conditions were reported at the time of the crash with several reports of property damage crashes and slide offs in the area. Eastbound lanes were completely blocked for 3 hours. This crash is under investigation by the Idaho State Police with the assistance of Jerome County deputies.

DSP Initials KL/KJ