Saturday, May 30, 2015

Idaho State Police Charge Driver with Vehicular Manslaughter

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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: 5/30/2015 8:45 p.m.
Please direct questions to the District Office


Idaho State Police have arrested Joanne Christofferson, and are formally charging her with Felony Vehicular Manslaughter. She is incarcerated at the Bannock County Jail.


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On Friday, May 29, 2015, at 10:20am, the Idaho State Police investigated a two vehicle crash on US30 at milepost 333.5, near Pocatello. Joanne Christofferson, 29, of Pocatello, was traveling eastbound on US30, in a 1997 Mazda Protege, when she drifted into the westbound lane of travel, colliding with a 2005 Harley Davidson driven by Staci Shryock, 44, of Pocatello, who was traveling westbound.

Shryock succumbed to her injuries at the scene. Christofferson was transported by ground ambulance to Portneuf Medical Center.
Lanes were blocked for approximately two hours.

This crash remains under investigation by the Idaho State Police.


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