Wednesday, July 18, 2018

Final Update: Crash on I15 Near Hamer Blocks Lane

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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: 07/18/18 6:02 PM
Please direct questions to the District Office

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All lanes of travel are now open.

3683 / 3318

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On Wednesday, July 18, 2018, at approximately 1:20 p.m., the Idaho State Police investigated a one vehicle fatality crash, southbound on I15 at approximately milepost 155, north of Hamer, ID. Veronica Hormuth, 63, of Santa Ana, CA, was driving southbound in a 2005 Lexus SUV when she fell asleep, drifted off of the left side of the roadway, over-corrected and then rolled the vehicle. The passenger, Steven Hormuth, 68, of Santa Ana, CA, was ejected and succumbed to his injuries at the scene of the crash. Veronica Hormuth was flown by air ambulance to the Eastern Idaho Regional Medical Center in Idaho Falls. Both occupants were wearing the lap portion of their seat belts. Next of kin has been notified. The crash remains under investigation.

The left lane is still blocked while crews work to clear the scene. Additional information will be released when it's available.

2406 / 3683

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Idaho State Police are on scene of a crash southbound on I15 at mile post 155 near Hamer, ID. The left lane is currently blocked and will be for a period of time while units investigate the crash. More information will be released as it becomes available.