Friday, November 3, 2017

Single Vehicle Injury Crash I15 South of Hamer

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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: 11/03/17 10:30 p.m.
Please direct questions to the District Office

On November 3, 2017, at approximately 3:52 p.m., the Idaho State Police investigated a single vehicle injury crash southbound on Interstate 15 at milepost 145, south of Hamer. Jeffrey Watkins, 74, of Lolo, Montana, was traveling southbound in a 2008 Nissan Frontier when he fell asleep. Watkins drove off the left shoulder into the median, back onto the southbound lane, where he overcorrected and rolled into the median.

Watkins was transported by ground ambulance to Eastern Idaho Regional Medical Center. Watkins passenger, Bonnie Watkins, 73, of Lolo, Montana, was transported by air ambulance to Eastern Idaho Regional Medical Center. Both Jeffrey and Bonnie Watkins were wearing seatbelts. This crash is under investigation by the Idaho State Police.

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