Saturday, August 29, 2015

Final Update: Single vehicle crash near Blackfoot

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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: 8/29/15 3:20 p.m.
Please direct questions to the District Office


On August 29, 2015, at 5:20 a.m., the Idaho State Police investigated a single-vehicle, fatality crash southbound I-15 at milepost 93, near Blackfoot. Gonzalo Lopez-Vasquez, 32, of Wimauma, Florida, was traveling southbound in a 2001 Ford Explorer when he went off the right shoulder, overcorrected, and rolled into the median, where the vehicle came to rest on its roof. Lopez-Vasquez's passenger, Meso Reymieri, 36, of Guatemala, was ejected from the vehicle, and succumbed to his injuries at the scene. Lopez-Vasquez was located a half mile from the crash, and was transported by ground ambulance to Bingham Memorial.

Lopez-Vasquez was arrested and charged with Leaving the Scene of a Fatality Crash and Vehicular Manslaughter. Lopez was wearing a seatbelt; Reymieri was not wearing a seatbelt. Notifications have been made. This crash is under investigation by the Idaho State Police.



Idaho State Police is currently on scene with a rollover crash, southbound on I-15 at milepost 93, near Blackfoot. More information will be released when it becomes available.