Friday, June 23, 2017

**Update*****Single vehicle injury crash, westbound I84, milepost 245, near Malta blocking lanes

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

For Immediate Release: 06/23/2017; 3:55 p.m.
Please direct questions to the District Office
On Friday, June 23, 2017, at approximately 10:55 a.m., Idaho State Police investigated a single-vehicle fatality crash westbound I84 at milepost 244.7, near Malta, Idaho. Samuel Taylor, 25, of Homedale, was driving a Dodge Neon westbound I84 at milepost 244.7. Taylor drove into the median and overcorrected. The vehicle rolled and came to rest in the right lane of travel. He was transported by air ambulance to Portneuf Medical Center in Pocatello, Idaho. Taylor's passenger, Megan Erickson 29, of Boise, was ejected and died at the scene. Erickson's next of kin have been notified.
Taylor was wearing a seatbelt. Erickson was not wearing a seatbelt.
The westbound lanes of the interstate were blocked for approximately three hours.
Cassia County Sheriff's Office and the Idaho Transportation Department assisted.
Idaho State Police is investigating a single vehicle injury crash westbound I84, at mile post 245, near Malta, Idaho. Both westbound lanes are currently blocked. Traffic is being diverted in that area.