Monday, January 9, 2017

Fatal Injury Crash in Preston, ID

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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: 1/10/2017 at 12:10 a.m.
Please direct questions to the District Office

On January 9, 2017, at approximately 6:55 p.m., Idaho State Police investigated a crash on southbound US91, near 350 E, in Preston, ID.

Manuel Davila-Martinez, 59, of Preston, ID. was driving a 1974 Chevrolet pickup, attempting to enter the left-hand turn lane from the left travel lane. He lost control of his vehicle on the ice and entered into the oncoming lane of travel.

Amanda J. Baker, 34, of Preston, was driving northbound on US91 in a 1998 Jeep Grand Cherokee. Davila-Martinez entered her lane of travel, striking Baker's vehicle head-on.

Neither Davila-Martinez, nor his passenger, Gildardo G. Davila, 37, of Preston, were wearing seatbelts. Baker and her minor passenger were both wearing seatbelts. All subjects were transported by ground ambulance to Franklin County Medical Center in Preston, where Davila-Martinez succumbed to his injuries.

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