Monday, August 3, 2015

**Final Update*** ISP investigating a crash I15 at 53

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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: 8/3/15 6:00 p.m.
Please direct questions to the District Office

***Final Update***

On Monday, August 3, 2015, at 1:47 p.m., the Idaho State Police investigated a one vehicle rollover with injuries south of Inkom.

Savanah M. Salvesen, 19, of Preston, was driving a 2005 Dodge Neon southbound on Interstate 15 while looking down at her cell phone. Salvesen looked up from her cell when she realized she was on the rumble strips on the left shoulder. Salversen overcorrected into the right lane, then overcorrected back into the left lane causing the vehicle to roll multiple times, before coming to rest upside down in the median at milepost 53.

Salverson was wearing a seatbelt and transported by ground ambulance to Portneuf Medical Center in Pocatello. The left lane on the northbound side of Interstate 15 was blocked for almost an hour for emergency vehicles. This crash is under investigation by the Idaho State Police.




The scene has been cleared and all lanes have been opened.

More information will be released as it becomes available.


*****End of Update*****

At this time, the Idaho State Police is investigating a single vehicle crash on I15 at milepost 53, south of Inkom.

The left southbound lane is currently blocked. Motorists are encouraged to avoid the area and to use an alternate route of travel.

More information will be released as it becomes available.