Thursday, June 11, 2015

Injury crash southbound I-15 at 74

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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: 6/11/2015 10:18 p.m.
Please direct questions to the District Office

On June 11, 2015 at approximately 6:40 p.m., the Idaho State Police investigated a one-vehicle crash on Interstate 15, three miles north of Pocatello.

Frank Ward, age 66, of Chubbuck, Idaho, was traveling southbound when he drove off the road into the median. Ward steered back to the road and lost control of his vehicle. The vehicle skidded across the road and off the right shoulder. The vehicle crashed through a guard rail and rolled down an embankment, coming to rest on its wheels.

Frank Ward and his passenger Sharon Ward, 65, of Chubbuck, were taken by ambulance to the Portneuf Medical Center.

Frank Ward told Police that he "lost concentration", and drifted off the road. Both Wards were wearing seat belts. The crash is under investigation by the Idaho State Police.