Friday, August 26, 2016

Fatal crash in Jerome County

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District 4 Patrol 218 West Yakima, Jerome, ID 83338-5904 (208) 324-6000
Fax (208) 324-7897

For Immediate Release: 08/26/16 07:12 p.m.
Please direct questions to the District Office

On Friday, August 26, 2016, at 2:40 p.m. the Idaho State Police investigated a one vehicle fatality crash, westbound on Interstate 84 at milepost 177, east of the Jerome exit. Cherrie Stockton, 53 of Murtaugh, was driving a 1999 Ford Expedition when the driver's side rear tire failed causing her to lose control of the vehicle. Stockton's passenger, Mark Holley, 78 of Murtaugh, grabbed the wheel to correct the vehicle, causing it to overturn off the roadway. Holley was not wearing his seatbelt and was ejected from the vehicle where he succumbed to his injuries. Stockton was wearing her seatbelt and was transported by air ambulance to St. Luke?s Magic Valley Hospital in Twin Falls. The interstate was blocked for approximately two hours. Notifications have been made.

This crash is under investigation by the Idaho State Police with assistance from Jerome County Sheriff, Magic Valley Paramedics and Hazelton QRU.