Friday, August 19, 2016

One vehicle fatality crash on Interstate 15 in Clark County.

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Idaho State Police
District 6 1540 Foote Dr.
Idaho Falls, Idaho 83402-1828
(208) 525-7377 FAX: (208) 525-7294

For Immediate Release: 8/19/16 - 7:45 p.m.
Please direct questions to the District Office

On Friday, August 19, 2016, at approximately 3:00 p.m., Idaho State Police investigated a rollover crash on Interstate 15 in Clark County.

Roland Klahre, age 78, of Polaris, Montana, was driving a 2005 Chrysler Town & Country minivan north on Interstate 15 near milepost 162, about 5 miles south of Dubois. Klahre drifted off the road onto the left shoulder and then overcorrected to the right shoulder. The vehicle then rolled off of the road, coming to rest on its wheels. Klahre was not wearing a seat belt and was ejected from the vehicle. He succumbed to his injuries at the scene of the crash. A juvenile passenger was in a booster seat, wearing a seat belt, and was transported to Eastern Idaho Regional Medical Center in Idaho Falls.

Idaho State police was assisted at the scene by Clark County Sheriff's deputies and Clark County Ambulance.