Friday, October 14, 2016

***Update***** Single vehicle injury crash on US91 at milepost 97, 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: 10/14/2016 3:10 p.m.

Please direct questions to the District Office

********Update Wilcox was not wearing a seatbelt at the time of the crash

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On Friday, October 14,2016, at approximately 8:35 a.m., Idaho State Police investigated a single vehicle injury crash on US91 at milepost 97, near Blackfoot. Kirsi Wilcox, 20 of Idaho Falls, was driving 2011 Toyota Prius southbound on I15 near milepost 89, near Blackfoot. Wilcox drove into the median and between two bridges and then vaulted over the embankment. Wilcox landed on US91 below I15 and rolled, coming to rest on the railroad tracks.

Wilcox was ejected from the vehicle. Wilcox was wearing her seatbelt at the time of the crash. Wilcox was transported by air ambulance to Portneuf Medical Center. All lanes of travel were blocked for approximately 1.5 hours.

The crash is still under investigation at this time. If anyone witnessed this crash, please contact Sgt. Winans at (208) 236-6466.

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