Saturday, August 27, 2016

Injury Crash Southbound I15@30

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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: 8/27/2016 3:21 pm

Please direct questions to the District Office

On Saturday, August 27, 2016 at approximately 11:46 am, the Idaho State Police investigated a two-vehicle injury crash southbound Interstate 15 at milepost 30, one mile south of Downey.

Jessie Carr, 42, of Rexburg, was southbound on Interstate 15 in a construction zone driving a 2016 Ford F350 pickup. Corey Polatis, 38, of Blackfoot, was a passenger in the Ford F350. Tad Eaton, 44, of Pocatello, was also southbound riding a 2004 Big Dog motorcycle.

The Ford collided with the motorcycle, causing both vehicles to enter the median, and the motorcycle to overturn. The passenger on Eaton's motorcycle, Ernestine Delafuente, 45, was taken to Portneuf Medical Center in Pocatello by air ambulance. Both occupants in the Ford were wearing their seatbelts; neither occupant of the motorcycle were wearing helmets.

The southbound lanes were blocked for approximately fifteen minutes while an air ambulance was on scene.
The crash is currently under investigation by the Idaho State Police.