Saturday, June 27, 2015

Final Update- Fatal Crash I84 East of New Plymouth

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District 3 Patrol 700 S. Stratford Dr., Meridian 83642
(208) 846-7550
Fax (208) 846-7520

For Immediate Release: 06/27/15 6:35 p.m.
Please direct questions to the District Office

***Final Update***

The driver of the Chevrolet pickup was a 16-year-old juvenile. The passengers were Luke Harris, 20, of Laramie, Wyoming, and Christopher Scott, 21, of Conifer, Colorado. Harris succumbed to his injuries at the crash scene. Notifications to his family have been made.

***end of update***

On Saturday June 27, 2015 at approximately 10:25 a.m., Idaho State Police investigated a single-vehicle rollover crash eastbound Interstate 84 at milepost 14.5, east of New Plymouth. A 1969 Chevrolet pickup was traveling eastbound, when one of the driver's side tires deflated and the driver lost control of the vehicle. The pickup traveled across both eastbound lanes of travel, struck the guard rail, rolled multiple times down an embankment, and then caught fire.

The driver and two passengers were ejected from the pickup. One of the occupants succumbed to their injuries at the scene of the crash. The driver of the crash was taken by air ambulance to St. Alphonsus in Boise, and the second passenger was taken by ground ambulance to St. Alphonsus in Boise. Notification to family is still pending at this time. Names will be released when notifications to family are made.

None of the occupants of the vehicle were wearing their seatbelts. The interstate was blocked for approximately 6 hours while crews worked to clear the scene.

Idaho State Police are requesting the publics help with any information regarding this crash. ISP asks if anyone witnessed the crash or knows of anyone who did to call ISP at *ISP(*477) or (208) 846-7500.

The crash is under investigation by Idaho State Police.