Monday, May 18, 2015

Crash South of Ft. Hall Sends One to Hospital

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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: 5/18/2015 at 8:20 p.m.
Please direct questions to the District Office

On May 18, 2015, at approximately 5:21 p.m., Idaho State Police investigated a two-vehicle injury crash on Interstate 15, near milepost 78, south of Ft. Hall, ID.

Amelia Brown-Olea, 37, of Pocatello, ID., was stopped on the left shoulder of Interstate 15 in a 2014 Chevrolet Traverse, waiting for a sudden hailstorm to subside. Valeria Martinez, 28, of Blackfoot, ID., was driving northbound in the left lane of Interstate 15, in a 2011 Buick Regal. When Martinez encountered the hailstorm, she lost control of her vehicle and crashed into Brown-Olea's vehicle.

Both drivers were wearing seatbelts at the time of the crash. Martinez was transported by ground ambulance to Portneuf Medical Center in Pocatello, ID.

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