Thursday, December 3, 2015

Fatality Crash Claims One WB 1300 N, Near Shelley

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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: 12/03/15 1:15 a.m.

Please direct questions to the District Office

On Wednesday, December 2nd, 2015, at approximately 6:50 p.m., the Idaho State Police investigated a fatality crash on 1300 N near Taylor Park in Shelley, ID.

John Mecham, 18, of Shelley, was traveling westbound on 1300 N in a 1993 Mercury Marquis. Steven Hinkle, 13, of Shelley, ID was walking westbound on 1300 N in the westbound lane of travel when Mecham struck him. Hinkle was transported by ground ambulance to Eastern Idaho Regional Medical Center in Idaho Falls where he then succumbed to his injuries. It is Unknown if Mecham was wearing a seatbelt.

The lane of travel was blocked for approximately one hour and forty-five minutes. This crash is still under investigation at this time.