Friday, May 29, 2015

Single Vehilce Rollover near Caldwell

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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: 5-29-2015 3:53 p.m.

Please direct questions to the District Office


On May 29, 2015, at approximately 2:00 a.m., Idaho State Police investigated a one vehicle injury crash at Meridian Road and US 91, near the Short Stop in Blackfoot.

A 2009 Dodge Chrysler was traveling southbound on Meridian Street when the driver failed to stop at a stop sign at US 91. The vehicle crossed all four lanes of travel on US 91 and went off the shoulder on the east side of the road. The vehicle then struck a tree and overturned. Two occupants were ejected from the vehicle.

One of the occupants, Irving Escalante, 27, of Armona, CA, succumbed to his injuries at the scene. One occupant was transported by ground ambulance and one by air ambulance to Portneuf Regional Medical Center in Pocatello. The final occupant was transported by air ambulance to Eastern Idaho Regional Medical Center in Idaho Falls.

The occupants were not wearing seat belts. Alcohol was involved.

This crash remains under investigation by the Idaho State Police. More information will be released as it becomes available.

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Idaho State Police is currently investigating a one vehicle crash on US 91 in Blackfoot, near the Short Stop on South Broadway. Motorists are encouraged to use caution when in the area. More information will be released as it becomes available.