Wednesday, September 22, 2021

Two-Vehicle Crash on I15, in McCammon

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District 5 5255 S. 5th Avenue, Suite 1
Pocatello, Idaho 83204
(208) 239-9800 FAX: (208) 239-9885

For Immediate Release: 9/22/21 3:23 a.m.
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On Tuesday, September 21st 2021 at approximately 8:12 p.m., Idaho State Police investigated a two-vehicle crash on southbound Interstate 15 near milepost 47, in McCammon.

Clint C. Weatherell, 37, of Ronan, Montana, was travelling southbound in a Peterbilt Semi truck pulling a trailer with 41 head of cattle. Christopher S. Malone, 44, of Queen Creek, Arizona, was travelling southbound in a Ford F350 pickup truck pulling an enclosed trailer. The vehicles side-swiped each other. Weatherell overcorrected and the semi-truck rolled.

9 of the 41 head of cattle died.

The southbound lanes of travel were blocked for approximately 7 hours. Both drivers were wearing seatbelts.

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Tuesday, September 21, 2021

Congratulations to ISP Forensic Labs; Reaccreditation now includes breath alcohol instrumentation, THC quantitation

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Headquarters 700 S. Stratford Dr., Meridian, ID 83642

For Immediate Release: 09/21/2021 3:00 p.m.
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The Idaho State Police is proud to announce all three of the forensic service laboratories were recently reaccredited for another 4-year cycle by the American Association for Laboratory Accreditation (A2LA).

"The commitment and professionalism of the people in ISP Forensic Services are almost unmatched; from lab accreditation to the certification each scientist has to earn in their specific discipline," said Colonel Kedrick Wills, Director of the Idaho State Police.

"The ISPFS leadership team, scientists, nurse, evidence staff, and administrative support team all work together using the best science and most current standards to forward the cause of justice and build public trust. That's something the people of Idaho and all of us at ISP can take pride in." Said Colonel Wills.

What is A2LA Accreditation and why is it so important to ISP Forensic Services?

A2LA is among the largest accreditation bodies in the world. ISP was accredited by the American Society of Crime Laboratory Directors/ Laboratory Accreditation Board (ASCLD/LAB) from 1987 to 2017 and upgraded to the international ISO 17025 accreditation program under A2LA in 2017.

The Idaho State Police has forensic science labs in Pocatello, Meridian, and Coeur d'Alene.

"Work done by the ISP Crime Labs is essential to Idaho's criminal justice system, and accreditation is about maintaining public trust and confidence in that work. Our team works very hard to reach and maintain these strict standards, and international accreditation is something we're very proud of," said Matthew Gamette, the Laboratory Systems Director for Idaho State Police Forensic Services.

"ISP was an early adopter of accreditation, and the agency continues to meet the most stringent forensic science standards. It ensures that our lab management includes operating and quality assurance policies and procedures that are strictly followed as a daily part of lab operations." Said Gamette.

New this year, breath alcohol instrument calibration and tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) quantitation.

"ISPFS has always performed breath alcohol instrument calibration with the strictest of scientific methods. But having outside assessors evaluate the process and results means stakeholders can have even more confidence in the laboratory system." Said Gamette. "ISPFS is one of only a few breath alcohol instrument calibration programs in the country, and that demonstrates our commitment to quality for the citizens of Idaho."

ISP Forensic Services (ISPFS) completed an intensive process to add breath alcohol instrument calibration and tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) quantitation to the scope of accredited testing offered by the laboratory. While the ISP forensic laboratories have for many years, as authorized by Idaho Administrative Code, calibrated the breath testing instruments used by every law enforcement officer and law enforcement agency in Idaho, adding this level of external assessment to the program adds to public confidence.

In addition, and as requested by Governor Little and the Idaho legislature, ISPFS added tetrahydrocannabinol quantitation to the scope of accredited testing offered by the laboratory. Adding this testing to ISP labs ensures that the laboratory is externally evaluated to meet quality assurance standards and ensures the labs ability to differentiate between hemp and marijuana as defined in Idaho code.

To maintain A2LA accreditation, outside assessors independently evaluate laboratory manuals, reports, and corrective actions.
Representatives of A2LA regularly visit the ISP laboratories to assess compliance to international standards and laboratory policy and procedure.

For more on Idaho State Police Forensic Services, go to https://isp.idaho.gov/forensics/

To take a virtual tour of the ISP Forensic Labs, go to https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLrZWc7jBzMJcVsTCLR51gHBP1DE2M4gSk

Injury Crash East of Burley

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For Immediate Release: Tuesday- September 21, 2021, 2:35 p.m.
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On Tuesday, September 21, 2021, at approximately 5:00 a.m., Idaho State Police investigated a two-vehicle, injury crash on I-84 near milepost 220, east of Burley.

Reyni Sosa De Leon, 31, of Philadelphia, PA, was stopped on the right shoulder in a 2017 Volvo semi towing a single trailer. James Bronson, 29, of Fort Lauderdale, FL, was driving westbound in a 2021 Freightliner semi with a single trailer. Bronson's tractor struck Sosa De Leon's trailer.

Bronson was transported by ground ambulance. Both drivers were wearing their seatbelts.

The lanes were partly blocked for approximately six hours while crews worked to clear the scene.

The crash is under investigation.

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Monday, September 20, 2021

Injury Crash

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For Immediate Release: 09/20/2021 3:05 p.m.
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The Idaho State Police is investigating a vehicle collision that occurred at approximately 08:11 AM near mile post 467 of US 95 in Bonner County. The driver of a Toyota Camry was driving north on US 95. The vehicle veered left of the center lane line into the oncoming lane were it struck a GMC Terrain SUV that was driving south.

The Camry was occupied by a 36-year-old male from Spokane, Washington. The Terrain was occupied by a 38-year-old male from Manchester, Michigan. Both drivers were wearing their seatbelts. Both drivers were transported to the hospital via ground ambulance.

Traffic on US 95 was blocked in both directions for approximately 1 hour and 40 minutes to allow emergency responders to assist those involved.

This incident remains under investigation by the Idaho State Police.


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Fatal crash SB US95 at 446 Athol

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For Immediate Release: 09/20/2021 09:45 PDT
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On September 4th, 2021 an injury crash occurred South bound US95 at the 446 off ramp, 3 miles south of Athol. Robert K Den Hoed was riding his 2016 Harley Davidson
motorcycle exiting at mile post 446 off ramp when he failed to negotiate a right hand curve. Mr. Den Hoed went off the left side of the ramp and was ejected
into the gore portion of the roadway. He was not wearing a helmet. Mr. Den Hoed was transported to Kootenai Health and later died there September 11th. Next of kin has been notified and the investigation continues.

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Friday, September 17, 2021

Crash near Kimama in Lincoln County

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For Immediate Release: 09/17/2021 at 9:54 a.m.
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On Friday, September 17, 2021 at 4:30 AM, Idaho State Police investigated a single vehicle fatality crash on State Highway 24 at milepost 37, just west of Kimama.

A juvenile was traveling westbound on State Highway 24 when the vehicle left the roadway off the right shoulder, over corrected and rolled off the left shoulder of the roadway. The driver was ejected from the vehicle and succumbed to their injuries at the scene of the crash. The juvenile passenger was air lifted to a local hospital. Next of kin has been notified.

Idaho State Police was assisted by the Lincoln County Sheriff's Office and the Idaho Transportation Department.

This crash is under investigation by Idaho State Police.


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Thursday, September 16, 2021

Fatal Crash, SH200 near MP30, Ponderay

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For Immediate Release: 09/16/21 8:00 AM
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On September 6, 2021, at approximately 6:25 pm, Idaho State Police responded to an injury crash eastbound SH200 near milepost 30, in Ponderay. Todd M. King, 50, of Elmo, MT, was traveling westbound on a black 2011 Harley Davidson motorcycle when he lost control, crossing the eastbound lane and impacting an embankment on the south shoulder. Mr. King was not wearing a helmet at the time of the crash. Mr. King was transported by ground ambulance to Bonner General Hospital, and later transported by air ambulance to Sacred Heart Medical Center in Spokane. Mr. King succumbed to his injuries on Monday, September 13, 2021. Next of kin have been notified.

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Wednesday, September 15, 2021

Fatal Crash US12 MP 24, east of Lewiston

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District 2 Patrol 2700 North and South Highway Lewiston, ID 83501-1732
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For Immediate Release: <09/15/21 7:30>
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On September 15, 2021 at approximately 1320 hours, the Idaho State Police responded to a single vehicle crash on US Highway 12, at milepost 24. William R. Jared, of Weippe, was driving a 1995 Kenworth logging truck eastbound on Highway 12. Jared drove off the right shoulder, came back onto the road, and crossed the center line and the west lanes. The vehicle continued off the left shoulder, down an embankment and came to rest near the edge of the Clearwater River. Jared was pronounced deceased at the scene. His seatbelt was not in use. The trailer was recovered from the scene and the tractor will be recovered tomorrow morning. The roadway was shut down periodically through the investigation. Next of kin have been notified. The investigation is continuing.

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Tuesday, September 14, 2021

ISP Statement following unlawful arrest conviction

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District 1 Patrol 615 West Wilbur Ave. Coeur d'Alene, ID 83815
(208) 209-8620

For Immediate Release: 09/14/21 4:25 PM
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Captain John Kempf, Idaho State Police District 1 has the following statement to add to the release issued today by the Kootenai County Prosecutor. The Prosecutor's release is attached.

The Idaho State Police expect the highest standards of professional conduct among its employees. The victim in this case called ISP with the initial account of what occurred. ISP requested the Kootenai County Sheriff's Office to conduct a follow-up independent criminal investigation, in which ISP cooperated fully. ISP joins the Kootenai County Prosecutor in promoting trust and accountability in the conduct of law enforcement personnel.

Monday, September 13, 2021

Injury Crash EB US12@54

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For Immediate Release: 09/13/21 11:35 a.m.
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On September 13th, 2021, at approximately 4:38 a.m., Idaho State Police investigated a two-vehicle crash approximately 10-miles east of Orofino, Idaho. Tara R. Russum, 43, of Orofino, Idaho, was driving westbound US12 near milepost 54 in a silver 2004 Chevrolet Impala, when her vehicle crossed over the center line striking the eastbound embankment, overturning and coming to rest on its top in the middle of the highway. Timothy A. Smith-Hill, 66, of Hamilton, Montana, was traveling westbound US12, in a silver 2011 Chevrolet Silverado, behind a semi-truck that was slowing due to the crash, when Smith-Hill attempted to pass the semi-truck and struck Russum's vehicle in the roadway. Smith-Hill was not injured and Russum was transported to Clearwater Valley Hospital in Orofino, Idaho for her injuries. The investigation continues.

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Sunday, September 12, 2021

Fatal Crash EB SH200@Lake Rim Rd, west of Hope

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For Immediate Release: 09/12/21 5:02 PM
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On September 11, 2021, at approximately 4:28 p.m., The Idaho State Police investigated a single vehicle fatality crash on State Highway 200 near Lake Rim Dr., Approximately two miles west of Hope, ID.

Royal F. Shields Jr, 78, of Sagle, ID, was driving eastbound on State Highway 200 in a brown 2008 GMC Sierra pickup when he lost control and went off the roadway on the northbound shoulder. Shields then impacted the rock wall which caused his vehicle to rollover. Shields succumbed to his injuries on scene. The westbound lane of travel was blocked for approximately two hours.

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Saturday, September 11, 2021

Injury Crash NB SH99@10, near Troy

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For Immediate Release: 09/11/21 6:35 p.m.
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On September 11, 2021, at approximately 2:25 p.m. The Idaho State Police investigated a two-vehicle injury crash on State Highway 99 at mile marker 10, approximately 1.7 miles south of Troy, Idaho, in Latah County.

Cassie C. Fisher, 35, of Clarkston, WA, was driving southbound on SH99 on a grey 2014 Harley Davidson motorcycle. Natalie A. Neer, 59, of Moscow, ID, and her passenger Harold L. Neer, 61, of Moscow, ID, were traveling northbound on SH99 in a silver 2018 Toyota Rav4. Fisher crossed over the center line striking Neers vehicle head on.

Fisher was wearing her helmet and was transported by air ambulance to Sacred Heart in Spokane, WA. Both occupants of Neers vehicle were wearing their safety belts and were transported by ground ambulance to Gritman Medical Center in Moscow, ID.

The roadway was blocked for approximately two hours. The crash investigation is ongoing.

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Friday, September 10, 2021

Two Vehicle Injury Crash US26 at Ammon Road, east of Idaho Falls

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District 6 1540 Foote Dr.
Idaho Falls, Idaho 83402-1828
(208) 528-3400 FAX: (208) 528-3485

For Immediate Release: 09/10/2021 8:07 pm
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On Friday, September 10, 2021, at 4:27 p.m., Idaho State Police investigated an injury crash eastbound on US26 at Ammon Road, east of Idaho Falls.

Ladell R. Heiner, 72, of Freedom, WY, was driving eastbound on US26 in a 2014 Chevrolet SUV. Alisa K. Andrews, 42, of Eagle Mountain, UT, was driving westbound US26 in a 2011 Chevrolet Impala. Heiner attempted to make a left hand turn onto SH43 in front of Andrews when the Impala struck the SUV.

Both drivers were transported by ground ambulance to a local hospital.


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Truck - Train Collision in Bannock County

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District 5 5255 S. 5th Avenue, Suite 1
Pocatello, Idaho 83204
(208) 239-9800

For Immediate Release: 9/10/2021 5:00 p.m.
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Idaho State Police Troopers are investigating a collision between a truck and a train that occurred this afternoon at approximately 1:38 p.m. in the Thyee area of Bannock County. Fortunately, no one was injured.

The truck was pulling an empty trailer and traveling westbound on W. Tyhee Road when it collided with a train traveling northbound on the tracks between N. Hiline Road and U.S. 91. The impact with the train split the trailer in half.
The collision shut down train travel and blocked vehicle traffic on Tyhee Road while emergency responders worked to investigate and assist those involved. The scene was cleared by 3:00 p.m.

Troopers were assisted on scene by deputies with the Bannock County Sheriff's Office.

The driver of the truck, a 22-year-old man from Blackfoot, was cited for failure to yield.

The incident remains under investigation by the Idaho State Police.

Fatality Crash Near Wilder

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For Immediate Release: 9/10/2021 12:57 PM
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On Friday, September 10th, at approximately 6:30 AM, Idaho State Police investigated a three-vehicle fatality crash on US95 at Howe Road, just north of Wilder.

A Ford Focus, driven by a 60 year-old male from Ontario, OR, was travelling southbound on US95 when the vehicle stopped to yield to on coming northbound traffic prior to turning eastbound on Howe Road. A 2007 GMC Yukon, driven by a 24 year-old female from Fruitland, was travelling southbound on US95 when it struck the rear of the Ford Focus, pushing the vehicle into the northbound lane where it was struck by a 2006 International dump truck pulling a flatbed trailer, driven by a 40 year-old male from Boise.

All occupants of the GMC Yukon were transported to a local hospital. The driver of the Ford Focus succumbed to their injuries at the scene of the crash. Next of kin has been notified. The driver of the Ford Focus and the dump truck were wearing their seatbelts. The front seat occupants of the Yukon were not wearing seatbelts.

The roadway was blocked for approximately 3 and a half hours.

This crash is under investigation by Idaho State Police.

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Thursday, September 9, 2021

Truck rollover scatters chairs on the side of US 91

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District 5 5255 S. 5th Avenue, Suite 1
Pocatello, Idaho 83204
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For Immediate Release: 9/9/2021 1:25 p.m.
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Idaho State Troopers are investigating a single-vehicle rollover reported at 9:52 a.m. on southbound U.S. 91, north of Blackfoot in Bingham County.

A box truck hauling a load of chairs ran off the road causing the truck to overturn. The rollover caused the chairs to scatter off the side of the roadway. Troopers on scene were told the chairs were intended for delivery to the Eastern Idaho Fair.

The driver of the truck, a 19-year-old man from Idaho Falls was the only occupant. He suffered what appeared to be minor injuries and was treated on scene.

Traffic on U.S. 91 continues to be slow as emergency responders work to assist the driver and clear the area.

The incident remains under investigation by the Idaho State Police.

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Wednesday, September 8, 2021

Crash in Shoshone, ID Send Four to Area Hospitals

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For Immediate Release: September 8, 2021 at 4:30 p.m.
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On September 8, 2021, at approximately 1:03 p.m., Idaho State Police investigated a two-vehicle crash that occurred in the intersection of 420 N and SH 75, in Shoshone, ID.

Casey R. Connell, 45, of Shoshone, ID, was driving eastbound on W 420 N, in a 2004 Mack truck, pulling a trailer. Edgar Ramos, 26, of Wendell, ID, was driving northbound on SH 75, in a 2008 Saturn Aura. Connell failed to yield to Ramos at a controlled intersection, and the vehicles collided.

Edgar Ramos was wearing a seatbelt. Also in Ramos' vehicle were Hugo Ramos, 28, of Wendell, ID, and Erling M. Ramos Torrez, 19, of Wendell, ID. Edgar Ramos, Hugo Ramos, and Ramos Torrez were wearing seatbelts. Connell, Edgar Ramos, and Hugo Ramos were transported by ground ambulances to local hospitals. Ramos Torrez was transported by air ambulance to an area hospital.



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Tuesday, September 7, 2021

Fatality Crash East of Swan Valley

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District 6 1540 Foote Dr.
Idaho Falls, Idaho 83402-1828
(208) 528-3400 FAX: (208) 528-3485

For Immediate Release: 09/08/2021 12:45 a.m.
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On Tuesday, September 7, 2021, at approximately 6:54 p.m., Idaho State Police investigated a two-vehicle, fatality crash, on US26 at milepost 395, east of Swan Valley.

Jared White, 51, of Ammon, was traveling westbound on US26 on a 2005 Yamaha Motorcycle. Jerald Parkinson, 78, of Thayne, Wyoming, was traveling eastbound in a 2016 Honda SUV. White crossed over the center line and collided with Parkinson. White was ejected from the motorcycle and succumbed to his injuries on scene. Next of kin has been notified. White was wearing a helmet and Parkinson was wearing a seatbelt.

The eastbound lane was blocked for approximately four hours. Idaho State Police were assisted by Bonneville County Sheriff's Office and Swan Valley Fire.

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Events For People With Special Needs

EVENTS FOR PEOPLE WITH SPECIAL NEEDS
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Lewiston, Idaho - The Idaho State Police announced today that they will be hosting a special opportunity for school-age children who are blind or visually-challenged.
The Climbing On Stuff program is one of Courageous Kids Climbing's programs that supports people with special needs. Climbing On Stuff is intended to provide opportunities for children who are blind to "look" at things that they might normally have the opportunity to look at. The program has been occurring in Boise for several years with the kids having the opportunity to look at a fighter jet, Army helicopter, smokejumpers and race cars. The program was extended to Lewiston two years ago when the kids spent an afternoon with the Nez Perce tribe.

Idaho State Police Trooper Tauna Davis said, "We heard about the program and what it was doing for the kids who are blind. I knew immediately that this was something that the Idaho State Police needed to be involved in. I took the idea to our leadership and they gave me the go-ahead to make it happen!"

The adventure will start with the kids holding various size toy police cars while the troopers talk about them. The toys will help the kids generate an image of what a police car looks like. Then the kids will be taken out to look at the real thing!

In addition to police cars, the kids will also have the opportunity to look at other tools and equipment used by the State Police.

And the concept is growing! Trooper Davis added, "Word got out about our plan and we were contacted by the Lewiston Police Department. Our colleagues in Lewiston will be supporting our event with some of their equipment. We may wear different uniforms, but we all work together."

Jeff Riechmann is the Executive Director of the McCall-based nonprofit Courageous Kids Climbing. When asked how the idea for Climbing On Stuff came about, he said, "The Idaho Air National Guard supported one of our climbing events in 2015. They were so impressed with what we were doing with all of the kids with special needs, especially the blind kids, that they invited us to bring some kids to visit their air base and checkout one of their fighter jets."

The adventure is free to any school-age child who is blind or visually challenged. The adventure will be held on Saturday, October 2 at the Idaho State Police district office in Lewiston from 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm. Reservations are required to participate and can be made by contacting Riechmann at courageouskidsclimbing@gmail.com.

When asked why the Idaho State Police was hosting this event, Trooper Davis replied, "The purpose of the Idaho State Police is to protect and serve everyone in our great state. This includes people who are blind. This event will provide us with not only an opportunity to serve our fellow citizens, but to gain a better understanding of the challenges that people with visual challenges face on a daily basis. With the knowledge that we gain from this event, we will better be able to serve our fellow citizens with visual challenges."

Monday, September 6, 2021

Fatality Crash on US26 near 369, just west of Swan Valley

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Idaho Falls, Idaho 83402-1828
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For Immediate Release: 09/06/2021 09:00 P.M.
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On September 6, 2021, at approximately 11:00 A.M., Idaho State Police investigated a single vehicle fatality crash on US26 at milepost 369, just west of Swan Valley.

Marie J. Walker, 21, of Iona, was driving eastbound on US26 in a 2001 Chevrolet Metro. Walker failed to negotiate a curve and went off the left shoulder. The vehicle went down an embankment, rolled and came to rest on the passenger side. Walker was ejected and succumbed to her injuries on scene. Walker was not wearing a seatbelt.

The eastbound lanes were blocked for approximately four hours. Idaho State Police was assisted by Bonneville County Sheriff's Office, Swan Valley Fire and EMS, Idaho Falls EMS, Idaho Falls Police Department, and Air Idaho.

Next of kin has been notified.

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Sunday, September 5, 2021

Fatality Crash East of Payette

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For Immediate Release: 9/5/2021 11:20 P.M.
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On September 5, 2021 at 5:29 P.M. Idaho State Police investigated a fatality crash on Interstate 84 at milepost 14.4, just east of Payette.

Katheryn E. Laframboise, 67, of Nampa, was driving eastbound in a 2014 Mitsubishi Outlander Sport. Christopher D. Snyder, 52, of Pensacola, Florida, was driving westbound in a 2019 Cascadia 126 Freightliner.

Laframboise crossed through the median and into the westbound lanes hitting Snyder head on.
Snyder was transported by ground ambulance.

Laframboise succumbed to her injuries at the scene. Next of kin has been notified.

Both occupants were wearing seatbelts.

This remains under investigation by Idaho State Police.

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Fatal Crash, Twin Creek Rd, four miles SE of Clarkfork

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For Immediate Release: 09/5/21 08:15 PM
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On September 5, 2021, at approximately 12:59 p.m., Idaho State Police investigated a motorcycle crash on Twin Creek Rd. off of River Rd. approximately 4 miles southeast of Clarkfork, in Bonner County.

James A. Peters, 38, of Post Falls, ID, and his passenger Chelsea N. Larson, 28, of Coeur d Alene, ID, were traveling on Twin Creek Rd. on a blue 2021 Yamaha YZ450 motorcycle. Peters was traveling on a dirt road when he lost control and went off the left hand shoulder. Peters was not wearing a helmet and succumbed to his injures on scene. Larson was wearing a helmet and was transported to the hospital.

Next of kin has been notified and investigation is ongoing.

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Crash North Of Parma Injures One

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For Immediate Release: 09/04/2021 2:25 p.m.
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On Saturday, September 4, 2021, at 9:50 p.m., Idaho State Police investigated an injury crash southbound on US95 at mile marker 52, north of Parma.

Juliet A. Htoo, 29, of Parma, was stopped southbound on US95 preparing to turn east onto Grandview Road in a 2015 Ford F150. Dana C. Hogan, 52, of Boise, was driving southbound on US95 in a 2020 Toyota Yaris. Hogan failed to stop and collided with the Ford. Upon impact, the Yaris spun into the northbound lanes and was struck by a 2014 Peterbilt semi-truck towing a semi-trailer, driven by Christopher L. Miller, 37, of Apple Valley, CA.

Hogan was transported by air ambulance to a local hospital. All occupants were wearing their seatbelts.

US95 was blocked in both directions for approximately two and a half hours. The lanes have been re-opened.

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Saturday, September 4, 2021

Crash in Kilgore Claims One

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District 6 1540 Foote Dr.
Idaho Falls, Idaho 83402-1828
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On Friday, September 4, 2021, at 4:06 p.m., Idaho State Police investigated a crash on Cottonwood Loop Rd. near Camas Rd. in Kilgore. Cody Hansen, 20, of Rexburg, was driving
north on Cottonwood Loop Rd in a 2017 Polaris RZR. James Kruse, 76, of Salt Lake City, UT, was driving south on Cottonwood Loop Rd. in a 1963 Dodge Power Wagon. The roadway was not paved and visibility was reduced due to blowing dust. Hansen's RZR crossed the center of the road and collided head-on with Kruse's Dodge.

Cody Hansen succumbed to his injuries at the scene. He was wearing a seat-belt.
James Kruse was not transported.
Next of Kin have been notified.

Idaho State Police was assisted at the scene by Forest Service, Clark County Sheriff's Office and Clark County EMS.

This crash is under investigation by the Idaho State Police.


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Fatal Crash EB I90 at 1, Post Falls Update

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For Immediate Release: 09/4/21 08:41 AM Please direct questions to the District Office

*** UPDATE *** Next of Kin for Roberts had been notified prior to the original press release being issued. ***

On September 4, 2021, at approximately 2:20 a.m., the Idaho State Police investigated a two vehicle crash eastbound I90 at milepost 1. Jazmyne Taylor, 23 of Coeur d'Alene, ID, was driving a White 2006 Dodge Ram approaching milepost 1. Taylor lost control of the vehicle, went into the median and the vehicle rolled. Mark Roberts, 40 of Deer Park, WA, was a passenger in the Dodge Ram and was ejected from the truck. Roberts succumbed to injuries at the scene of the crash. Shortly after the Dodge Ram rolled it was struck in the lane of travel by Alejandro Cardenas Cazares, 39, of Downey, CA, who was driving a 2006 Honda Accord. Upon being struck the Dodge Ram became fully engulfed in flames. Taylor was still in the Dodge Ram at the time it was engulfed, and Cardenas Cazares pulled Taylor out of the vehicle. Taylor was transported to Kootenai Health. Taylor was wearing a seatbelt. Roberts was not wearing a seatbelt. Cardenas Cazares was wearing a seatbelt. Alcohol is being investigated as a factor. The investigation is ongoing.

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Fatal Crash, EB I90 @ 1

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On September 4, 2021, at approximately 2:20 a.m., the Idaho State Police investigated a two vehicle crash eastbound I90 at milepost 1. Jazmyne Taylor, 23 of Coeur d'Alene, ID, was driving a White 2006 Dodge Ram approaching milepost 1. Taylor lost control of the vehicle, went into the median and the vehicle rolled. Mark Roberts, 40 of Deer Park, WA, was a passenger in the Dodge Ram and was ejected from the truck. Roberts succumbed to injuries at the scene of the crash. Shortly after the Dodge Ram rolled it was struck in the lane of travel by Alejandro Cardenas Cazares, 39, of Downey, CA, who was driving a 2006 Honda Accord. Upon being struck the Dodge Ram became fully engulfed in flames. Taylor was still in the Dodge Ram at the time it was engulfed, and Cardenas Cazares pulled Taylor out of the vehicle. Taylor was transported to Kootenai Health. Taylor was wearing a seatbelt. Roberts was not wearing a seatbelt. Cardenas Cazares was wearing a seatbelt. Alcohol is being investigated as a factor. The investigation is ongoing.

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Injury Crash West of Burley

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On Friday, September 3, 2021, at approximately 8:30 a.m., Idaho State Police investigated a five-vehicle injury crash on I-84 near milepost 201, just west of Burley.

Curtis Brown, 26, of Murray, Utah, was driving westbound in a 2020 Hino box truck. Brown's truck went partly off the left shoulder and struck three vehicles that were traveling in the left lane. Brown then crossed back and struck a vehicle in the right lane, which struck a second vehicle in the right lane. Brown's truck then tipped over onto the passenger side, where it came to rest on the right shoulder.
The other drivers involved were:

Jose Solis, 66, of Declo, Idaho, driving a 2016 Dodge Ram 2500 pickup.
David Minkler, 61, of Moscow, Idaho, driving a 2000 Oldsmobile Bravada.
Jeremy Coombes, 41, of Heyburn, Idaho, driving a 2018 Ford F350 pickup.
Brett Heninger, 59, of North Ogden, Utah, driving a pickup towing a 1996 camp trailer.

Brown was not wearing a seatbelt and was transported via air ambulance. All other drivers were wearing seatbelts. Solis and Coombes were transported via ground ambulance.

The lanes were partly blocked for three and a half hours while crews worked to clear the scene.


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*Update* Double Fatality Crash North of Blackfoot

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For Immediate Release: 9/4/2021 4:22 a.m.
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** The driver and passenger have been identified as Andrew Ramsey, 22, of Idaho Falls, and Eric Dana, 26, of Ammon. **

On Friday, September 3, 2021, at 11:09 pm., Idaho State Police investigated a single-vehicle fatality crash on Highway 91 just north of Blackfoot. An adult male driver with an adult male passenger were traveling northbound on Highway 91 near E 350 N in a 2010 Subaru Impreza. The vehicle left the roadway and struck a power pole.

Neither occupant was wearing a seat-belt and the driver was ejected from the vehicle. Both men succumbed to their injuries at the scene.
Further information will be released pending next of kin notification.

The roadway was blocked for approximately three and a half hours.

This crash is under investigation by the Idaho State Police.


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Double Fatality Crash North of Blackfoot

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On Friday, September 3, 2021, at 11:09 pm., Idaho State Police investigated a single-vehicle fatality crash on Highway 91 just north of Blackfoot. An adult male driver with an adult male passenger were traveling northbound on Highway 91 near E 350 N in a 2010 Subaru Impreza. The vehicle left the roadway and struck a power pole.

Neither occupant was wearing a seat-belt and the driver was ejected from the vehicle. Both men succumbed to their injuries at the scene.
Further information will be released pending next of kin notification.

The roadway was blocked for approximately three and a half hours.

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Friday, September 3, 2021

Crash Near Sugar City Blocked Traffic For One Hour

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For Immediate Release: 09/03/2021 7:35 p.m.
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On Friday, September 3, 2021, at 5:26 p.m., Idaho State Police investigation a non-injury crash westbound on US20 at mile marker 340.5, near Sugar City.

Stephanie Forbush, 35, of St. Anthony, was driving westbound in a 2008 GMC Yukon towing a trailer. The trailer fishtailed and went off the right shoulder where it overturned onto its side. Forbush was wearing her seatbelt.

Both westbound lanes of US20 were blocked for an hour. The lanes have re-opened.


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Thursday, September 2, 2021

Fatal Crash, SB US95 at Miles, Hayden ID

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For Immediate Release: 09/2/21 05:00 PM
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On Thursday, September 2, 2021 at 10:53 a.m. Idaho State Police responded to a fatal crash on SB US95 at Miles Avenue in Hayden, Idaho. A gray 2016 Kia Soul driven by Daniel L. Schifle, 62, of Buckeye, AZ, was traveling southbound and impacted a white 2007 Ford F350, driven by Robert B. Jones, 54, of Rathdrum, ID. Mr. Schifle succumbed to his injuries at the scene. Mr. Jones was transported by ground ambulance to Kootenai Medical Center. Mr. Schifle was not wearing a seatbelt, Mr. Jones was wearing a seatbelt at the time of the crash. The roadway was blocked for approximately 1.5 hours. Next of kin have been notified.

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Wednesday, September 1, 2021

Vehicular Manslaughter Arrest after Woman Hit and Killed in Calder

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For Immediate Release: 09/01/2021 04:18 pm
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Idaho State Police, in cooperation with Shoshone and Benewah County Sheriff's deputies, arrested a man on Thursday night, August 26th, after a report of a woman being hit by the driver of a pickup in Calder. According to witnesses, the driver never slowed or stopped after hitting and dragging the woman. The victim, a woman in her 30's from Calder, succumbed to her injuries on scene.

Arrested: Richard E. Rogers, Jr. 72, Calder, ID
Charged: Vehicular Manslaughter (F), Leaving the Scene of an Accident Resulting in Injury or Death (F)

At approximately 7:54 p.m. August 26th, Idaho State Police dispatchers received a call from a witness reporting that an intoxicated male in a pickup had driven over and dragged a woman beneath his vehicle on 1st Street in Calder. Witnesses were able to provide dispatchers with a description of the suspect vehicle and driver, who was last seen on St. Joe River Road headed westbound toward St. Maries.

A Benewah County Deputy was able to locate and stop the suspect vehicle a short time later at a turnout on St. Joe River Road. ISP Troopers arrived and noticed the suspect had slurred speech, glassy eyes, and smelled of alcoholic beverages. Idaho State Police detectives also responded. After further investigation, other evidence was found linking the suspect vehicle to the incident. Troopers arrested the man and booked him into the Shoshone County Jail on the above charges.

This incident remains under investigation by Idaho State Police in cooperation with the Shoshone County Prosecutor's Office.

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Extra DUI Patrols Continue Through Labor Day; Troopers hope the effort keeps Impaired Drivers Off Idaho Roadways

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Idaho State Police Troopers will continue with extra patrols through the Labor Day weekend as part of a statewide education and enforcement campaign to prevent impaired driving.

"Caring enough about yourself and others means planning not to drive impaired," said ISP Lt. Marvin Crane. "Putting others at risk with dangerous driving behavior is not acceptable in our communities and we're doing all we can with both education and enforcement to help keep Idahoans safe."

According to Idaho crash data, impaired driving was the cause of 1,513 crashes in Idaho last year. 92 people died as a result of those impaired driving crashes. Hundreds more were injured.

"We are urging people who use alcohol or other impairing substances to plan ahead and not get behind the wheel. Most folks actually make the right choice, and that's appreciated. But for those who don't, troopers are on the roads looking for them before they hurt themselves or someone else." Said Lt. Crain.

ISP joins more than 60 local law enforcement agencies around the state, and the ITD Office of Highway Safety in this final push to end the summer travel season safely.

All of us can prevent impaired driving. Here's how:

- Plan for a safe, sober ride;
- Choose a sober friend as a designated driver.
- Arrange for a ride share service or taxi.
- If you're hosting an event where alcohol will be served, serve non-alcoholic beverage options and make sure all guests leave with a sober driver.
- Always wear your seat belt - it's your best defense against impaired drivers.
- If you see what could be an impaired driver on the road, call *477(*ISP) or call 911. Your actions could save a life.

Troopers with the Idaho State Police are on patrol all day every day to keep impaired drivers off the roadways and to enforce laws designed to educate motorists on safe driving behavior. This high visibility DUI education and enforcement campaign began August 20th and coincides with the close of the summer driving season known as the 100 Deadliest Days. Between Memorial Day and Labor Day weekends, Idaho typically sees an increase in fatality and injury crashes.

According to the Idaho Transportation Department Office of Highway Safety, highway fatality crashes sadly, have increased in 2021.

Highway fatalities through Sunday, Aug. 29:

2021- 159
2020 - 142

100 Deadliest Days
2021 - 77
2020 - 75
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Additional patrols are funded by a grant from the Idaho Transportation Department Office of Highway Safety through the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. Thank you to these agencies for supporting ISP's efforts to keep Idaho's roadways safe.
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Tuesday, August 31, 2021

Troopers arrest man for Meth Trafficking after finding 20 pounds of meth during a traffic stop

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Idaho State Troopers have arrested a California man and charged him with trafficking methamphetamine after 20 pounds of meth was found in his vehicle.

On Friday morning, August 27, just outside Idaho Falls, an Idaho State Trooper stopped a Lincoln SUV traveling north on Interstate 15 for an equipment violation. During the stop, evidence was obtained by the trooper that indicated the possible presence of illegal drugs. In a search of the vehicle, more than 20-pounds of a white crystal-like substance was found. The substance tested presumptive positive as methamphetamine. Pipes used to smoke marijuana and methamphetamine were also found.

The driver of the vehicle was arrested and booked into the Bonneville County Jail on the following charges.

Arrested: Pedro Reyes Carreno, 37, Los Angeles, CA
Charged: Drug Trafficking - Methamphetamine (F)
Possession of drug paraphernalia (m)

The driver, Carreno, was also cited for driving without a license, without insurance, and without valid registration.

The trooper making the arrest is a member of the Idaho State Police criminal interdiction team, a group of troopers specially trained and dedicated to intercepting dangerous drugs and preventing harm to Idaho communities.

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Hot August Nights

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For Immediate Release: 08/31/2021 15:43
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With all the outdoor events that come with the Hot August Nights weekend, Idaho State Police, Nez Perce County Sheriff"s Office, and Lewiston Police Department had their hands full! Idaho State Police alone arrested 14 drivers for Driving Under the Influence (DUI), arrested 2 drivers for Injury to a Child, and cited 2 minors for Minor in Consumption of alcohol (MIC). Thank you to those who were responsible and got a ride home, was a designated driver, or walked to your destinations. We also appreciate the support from our partner agencies as we strive to enhance public safety. Let"s continue to work together to #KeepFamiliesWhole and #DriveWellIdaho.

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Sunday, August 29, 2021

Injury Crash SH41 at Tweedie Road, near Blanchard, ID

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For Immediate Release: 08/29/2021 04:50 pm
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On August 29, 2021, at approximately 11:50 a.m., Idaho State Police investigated a two- vehicle crash Southbound State Highway 41 at Tweedie road, near Blanchard.

Dee McHenry, 65, of Newport, Washington, was traveling northbound on State Highway 41 in a 2006 Toyota Tacoma. Donald Stinson, 58, of Rathdrum, Idaho, was travelling northbound on State Highway 41 on a tan 2017 Yamaha motorcycle.

McHenry was slowing to make a left hand turn onto Tweedie Rd. Stinson failed to yield and rear-ended McHenry. Stinson went off the road on the east shoulder and was ejected from the motorcycle and came to rest in the field. Stinson was taken by air ambulance to Kootenai Medical Center. McHenry and the three passengers were wearing seatbelts and not injured.

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Saturday, August 28, 2021

*Update* Vehicle vs. Juvenile Pedestrian in Caldwell

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For Immediate Release: 8/28/21 7:25 a.m.
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***Final Update***

The juvenile succumbed to their injuries at the hospital. Family notification has been made.

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On Friday, August 27, 2021, at approximately 7:30 p.m., Idaho State Police investigated a crash involving a vehicle and a juvenile pedestrian. The incident occurred on Marble Front Rd. near Andrew Ct. just east of Indiana Ave. in Caldwell.

Zachary Mattulat, 32, of Caldwell, was traveling westbound on Marble Front Rd. in a 2002 Ford Escape. A juvenile riding an electric scooter was also traveling westbound on Marble Front Rd. The juvenile attempted to cross the road and was struck by the Ford.

The juvenile was not wearing a helmet and was transported by ground ambulance to a local hospital.
This crash remains under investigation by the Idaho State Police.



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Vehicle vs. Juvenile Pedestrian in Caldwell

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On Friday, August 27, 2021, at approximately 7:30 p.m., Idaho State Police investigated a crash involving a vehicle and a juvenile pedestrian. The incident occurred on Marble Front Rd. near Andrew Ct. just east of Indiana Ave. in Caldwell.

Zachary Mattulat, 32, of Caldwell, was traveling westbound on Marble Front Rd. in a 2002 Ford Escape. A juvenile riding an electric scooter was also traveling westbound on Marble Front Rd. The juvenile attempted to cross the road and was struck by the Ford.

The juvenile was not wearing a helmet and was transported by ground ambulance to a local hospital.
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Friday, August 27, 2021

Single Vehicle Fatality Crash on SH47, Northeast of Ashton

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For Immediate Release: 08/27/2021 10:05 p.m.
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On August 27th, 2021, at approximately 4:40 p.m., Idaho State Police investigated a single vehicle fatality crash on State Highway 47, northeast of Ashton.

Janette Villalba, 34, of Saint Anthony, was driving southbound on State Highway 47 in a 2005 Ford Focus. She drove off the right shoulder and crashed into a tree.

Villalba was not wearing a seatbelt and succumbed to her injuries at the scene of the crash.

Next of kin has been notified.

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Crash North Of Dubois Sends Two To Hospital

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For Immediate Release: 08/27/2021 9:25 p.m.
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On Friday, August 27, 2021, at 1:46 p.m., Idaho State Police investigated an injury crash southbound on I15 at mile marker 174, north of Dubois.

Isaac M. Magdaleno, 27, of Hobbs, NM, was driving southbound on I15 in a 2007 Ford Focus. Magdaleno drove off the road, overcorrected, and lost control, rolling the vehicle multiple times. Magdaleno and his passenger, Barbara G. Beach, 26, of Williamsburg, NM, were not wearing seatbelts were and ejected from the vehicle. Both were transported by ground and air ambulance to a local hospital.

Idaho State Police was assisted at the scene by the Clark County Sheriff?s Office and Emergency Medical Services.

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Fatality Crash in Soda Springs

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Pocatello, Idaho 83204
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For Immediate Release: 08/27/2021 2:42 p.m.
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On Friday, August 27, 2021, at 10:34 a.m. the Idaho State Police investigated a two-vehicle fatality crash at 2nd South Street and S Main Street. (2nd South St is also known as U.S. Hwy 30 at milepost 405) in Soda Springs.

Susan Brown, 65, of West Point, Utah, was driving a 2004 Harley Davidson. Brown was exiting the Maverik (10 E 2nd S) parking lot to turn west on to 2nd S when she side swiped a 2006 GMC Sierra Pickup with a horse trailer that was westbound in the right lane. Brown was wearing a helmet and succumbed to her injuries on scene.

The driver of the pickup, Eugene Hullinger, 67, and his passenger Margery Hullinger, 65, both of Manila, Utah were not injured.

Next of kin has been notified. U.S. Highway 30 was blocked for approximately 1 hour in both directions. This crash is under investigation by the Idaho State Police with assistance from Soda Springs Police Department and the Caribou Sheriff's Office.

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Fatality crash US93 at milepost 301, just south of Salmon

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For Immediate Release: 08/27/2021 10:38 a.m.
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On August 27th, 2021, at approximately 1:00 A.M., Idaho State Police investigated a single vehicle fatality crash on US93 at milepost 301, just south of Salmon.


Eric Brimberry, 26, of Gibbonsville, was driving southbound on US93 in a 2004 Ford F250. Brimberry drifted off the west side of the road, overcorrected, crossed both lanes of travel, and veered off the east side of the road. Brimberry's vehicle overturned and struck a tree. Brimberry was not wearing a seatbelt and was ejected from the vehicle. He succumbed to his injuries on scene.

Idaho State Police was assisted by the Lemhi County Sheriff's Office. Next of kin has been notified.

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Thursday, August 26, 2021

Fatality Crash in Boise

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For Immediate Release: 8/26/21 8:20 p.m.
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On Thursday, August 26, 2021, at approximately 4:08 p.m., Idaho State Police investigated a pedestrian versus vehicle fatality crash, on Interstate 184 at milepost 2, in Boise.

Amanda Quinn, 39, of Lynden, Washington, was traveling in the right lane eastbound on Interstate 184 in a 2007 Chevrolet Cobalt. Hansel Ashby, 58, of Boise, was traveling behind Quinn in a 2003 Volvo XC90. Seth Olaveson, 27, of Rigby, walked into the right lane from the shoulder, laid down, and was struck by Quinn's vehicle. Ashby attempted to avoid Olaveson and collided with Quinn in the right lane.

Olaveson succumbed to his injuries at the scene. Next of kin has been notified. Both Quinn and Ashby were wearing their seatbelts. The two right lanes were blocked for approximately two hours and ten minutes. This crash remains under investigation by Idaho State Police.

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Wednesday, August 25, 2021

Fatal crash on US20-26 near Wagner Road in Caldwell

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On Tuesday, August 24, 2021, at 2:24 a.m., Idaho State Police investigated a fatality crash on US20-26 just west of Wagner Road in Caldwell. Rhyker Sandoval, 21, of Parma, was driving west on US20-26 in a 2014 Honda Civic, when he crossed the center line and struck a 2011 Hyundai Accent head-on. The Hyundai was being driven east on US20-26 by Jessica Perez, 26, of Nampa.
Perez succumbed to her injuries at the scene. Jessica Perez' passenger, Alexander Perez, 23 of Nampa, and Rhyker Sandoval were transported by ground ambulance to a local hospital.
Jessica Perez was wearing a seat-belt. Alexander Perez and Sandoval were not.

The roadway was blocked for three and one half hours.

Idaho State Police was assisted by the Canyon County Sheriff's Office, Caldwell Fire Department, Canyon County Paramedics.

Next of kin has been notified.

This crash is under investigation by the Idaho State Police.


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Tuesday, August 24, 2021

Crash Near Malad Claims One - UPDATE

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For Immediate Release: 08/24/21 11:30 a.m.
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UPDATE 08/24/21 4:05 p.m.

The ramp southbound on I15 at milepost 13 near Malad is no longer blocked.



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Idaho State Police investigated a single vehicle fatality crash on Tuesday, August 24, 2021, at approximately 3:19 a.m., on I15 near Malad, ID.

Dan Delozier, 68, of Pocatello, was driving a 2014 Kenworth Semi-truck, pulling two trailers loaded with wheat. He was southbound on I15 at milepost 13 when he failed to negotiate a slight left-hand curve and the truck and trailers tipped over on to their side. Delozier succumbed to his injures at the scene of the crash.

The southbound I15 milepost 13 ramp was blocked due to the crash and spilled wheat. Crews remain on scene working to recover the truck and trailers and complete the clean-up of the wheat.


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Crash Near Malad Claims One

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For Immediate Release: 08/24/21 11:30 a.m.
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Idaho State Police investigated a single vehicle fatality crash on Tuesday, August 24, 2021, at approximately 3:19 a.m., on I15 near Malad, ID.

Dan Delozier, 68, of Pocatello, was driving a 2014 Kenworth Semi-truck, pulling two trailers loaded with wheat. He was southbound on I15 at milepost 13 when he failed to negotiate a slight left-hand curve and the truck and trailers tipped over on to their side. Delozier succumbed to his injures at the scene of the crash.

The southbound I15 milepost 13 ramp was blocked due to the crash and spilled wheat. Crews remain on scene working to recover the truck and trailers and complete the clean-up of the wheat.


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Monday, August 23, 2021

Crash Near Inkom Blocks Traffic

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Pocatello, Idaho 83204
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For Immediate Release: 08/23/2021 6:00 PM
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On Monday, August 23, 2021, at approximately 3:05 PM, Idaho State Police investigated an crash southbound on Interstate 15 at mile marker 58.3, near Inkom.

Evelyn Smith, 84, of Inkom, was driving south on Interstate 15 approaching the Inkom exit in a 2002 Toyota Camry. Smith lost control of her car and drove off of the right side of the road where she struck a guardrail. Smith's car rotated several times and a fire started near the engine. Several drivers stopped and helped Smith out of the vehicle before the front end of the car became engulfed in flames. Smith was evaluated on scene by EMS personnel from Pocatello Ambulance and declined transportation to the hospital. Inkom Fire Department responded to the scene and extinguished the flames.

Traffic was restricted to one lane for two and a half hours. The lanes have reopened.

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Sunday, August 22, 2021

Injury Crash SH7 MP38, Clearwater County, ID

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On August 22, 2021 at 1:04 pm the Idaho State Police responded to a two vehicle injury crash on SH7 at milepost 38 in Clearwater County. Luke A. Schwartz, 22 years old, of Ferdinand, Idaho was driving northbound on SH7 in a 1998 Dodge Dakota, when he cut through the blind corner into the oncoming lane of travel. Thomas H. Denham, 67 years old, of Lewiston, Idaho was traveling southbound driving a black 2007 KTM motorcycle when he was struck by Schwartzs vehicle. Schwartz was wearing his seatbelt; Denham was wearing a helmet and protective riding gear. Denham was transported to Clearwater Valley Hospital and later relayed to Sacred Heart Medical in Spokane, Washington. The highway was partially blocked for approximately 4 hours. Investigation is ongoing.

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Saturday, August 21, 2021

Double Fatality Crash SH11 MP20.8, US12 MP84.3, north of Weippe

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On August 20, 2021, at 5:41 pm the Idaho State Police responded to a two vehicle double fatality crash on SH11 at milepost 20.8, near Weippe, Idaho. Larry R Schwab, 49, of Lewiston, Idaho was travelling southbound in a white 2004 Ford Mustang when he went left of center and collided with a northbound travelling red 1996 Ford F150 being driven by David W. Carver, 67, of Pierce, Idaho. Schwab was pronounced deceased at the scene of the crash and was wearing a seatbelt. Carver was not wearing a seatbelt and was airlifted to Clearwater Valley Hospital where he succumbed to his injuries. Two passengers from Carver's vehicle were wearing seatbelts and were transported by ground ambulance to Clearwater Valley Hospital with minor injuries. The roadway was completely blocked for approximately 3 hours. Next of kin has been notified. The investigation is continuing.

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Thursday, August 19, 2021

**Update/Supplement** 2 Vehicle Fatality Crash east of Jerome

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For Immediate Release: 08/19/2021 8:41 p.m.
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Update (supplemental information):

For clarification, Carranza-Gomez was southbound, crossed left of center into the northbound lane, then both Lockyer and Carranza Gomez attempted to avoid the collision by swerving to the west, into the southbound lane. Therefore, the vehicles collided in the southbound lane.

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On Thursday, August 19, 2021, Idaho State Police investigated a two-vehicle, fatality crash on US93 at milepost 60, east of Jerome. Froylan Carranza-Gomez, age 48 of Twin Falls, was traveling southbound in a Dodge Neon. Casey Lockyer, age 31 of Shoshone, was traveling northbound in a Kia Forte. Carranza-Gomez crossed over into the northbound lane and struck Lockyer's vehicle. Lockyer and a juvenile were transported by air ambulance to a Boise area hospital and a second juvenile was transported by ground ambulance to a local hospital. Carranza-Gomez succumbed to his injuries at the scene of the crash. All occupants were wearing their seatbelts and air bags did deploy.

Idaho State Police was assisted at the scene by Jerome Sheriff's office.

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2 Vehicle Fatality Crash east of Jerome

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On Thursday, August 19, 2021, Idaho State Police investigated a two-vehicle, fatality crash on US93 at milepost 60, east of Jerome. Froylan Carranza-Gomez, age 48 of Twin Falls, was traveling southbound in a Dodge Neon. Casey Lockyer, age 31 of Shoshone, was traveling northbound in a Kia Forte. Carranza-Gomez crossed over into the northbound lane and struck Lockyer's vehicle. Lockyer and a juvenile were transported by air ambulance to a Boise area hospital and a second juvenile was transported by ground ambulance to a local hospital. Carranza-Gomez succumbed to his injuries at the scene of the crash. All occupants were wearing their seatbelts and air bags did deploy.

Idaho State Police was assisted at the scene by Jerome Sheriff's office.

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Troopers stop fleeing stolen vehicle, take 3 into custody

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Idaho State Police were able to safely stop a fleeing stolen vehicle this morning, taking three teens into custody. A fourth ran and has not yet been located. After spotting the vehicle on Interstate 84, Troopers performed a PIT maneuver to get the vehicle stopped before it entered a school zone.

At 10:32 a.m., a citizen called ISP dispatchers saying he was driving eastbound on I-84 in Canyon County and witnessed his own car drive past him. The man told dispatchers he'd recently reported the vehicle stolen out of Ada County.

At approximately 10:45 a.m., a Trooper spotted the vehicle, a Honda Civic, on eastbound I-84 near Meridian Road. The Trooper activated his emergency lights and attempted a traffic stop but the vehicle continued driving. The Trooper continued to follow the vehicle and as the stolen Honda approached a school zone on the 300 block of South Happy Valley Road, the Trooper performed a PIT maneuver that pushed the Honda into a field on the east side of the road.

Once the vehicle stopped, all four occupants of the stolen Honda ran. The driver was immediately taken into custody, as were two passengers. Despite a search for the fourth occupant, he has not yet been located.

The driver of the stolen vehicle was identified as a 17-year-old boy from Nampa. He was arrested and placed in the custody of the Southwest Idaho Juvenile Detention Center in Caldwell. He faces charges of Possession of stolen property (F), Eluding a police officer (F), Unlawful possession of a firearm (F) Resisting and obstructing an officer (m)

Troopers also arrested the two passengers and booked them into the Canyon County Jail.

Arrested: Nikilas S. Knapp, 18, Boise
Charged: Possession of stolen property (F), Resisting and obstructing an officer (m)

Arrested: Yisreal Verduzco, 18, Nampa
Charged: Possession of stolen property (F), Resisting and obstructing an officer (m)

Assisting Idaho State Police were officers from the Meridian and Nampa Police Departments and deputies with the Ada County Sheriff's Office.

This incident remains under investigation by the Idaho State Police.

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Update - Fatal Crash US12 MP84.3, east of Kooskia, ID

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For Immediate Release: 08/19/21 10:05 a.m.
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******updated information******

On Thursday, August 19, 2021, Nicholas Burkenbine, 33 years old, of Grangeville, Idaho, succumbed to his injuries at Sacred Heart Medical Center in Spokane, WA. Next of kin has been notified.


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On August 18, 2021 at 5:45 pm the Idaho State Police, assisted by Idaho County, Lewis County, Kooskia Ambulance, Kooskia Fire, Lowell QRU and the Idaho Transportation Department responded to a two vehicle fatality crash on US12 at milepost 84.3. Nicholas J. Burkenbine, 33 years old, of Grangeville, Idaho was westbound driving a black 2010 Toyota Tacoma pickup. Mr. Burkenbine was negotiating a curve in the road and for an unknown reason crossed into the eastbound lanes of travel. Peter J. Talbot, 60 years old, of St. Augustine, Florida was eastbound in a white 2015 Dodge Durango and was struck by Mr. Burkenbine. Mr. Talbot succumbed to his injuries at the scene of the crash and was wearing his seatbelt. Mr. Burkenbine was airlifted to St. Joseph?s Regional Medical in Lewiston and it is unknown if he was wearing his seatbelt. The roadway was completely blocked for approximately 3.5 hours. Next of kin has been notified. The investigation is continuing.

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Fatal Crash US12 MP84.3, east of Kooskia, ID

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On August 18, 2021 at 5:45 pm the Idaho State Police, assisted by Idaho County, Lewis County, Kooskia Ambulance, Kooskia Fire, Lowell QRU and the Idaho Transportation Department responded to a two vehicle fatality crash on US12 at milepost 84.3. Nicholas J. Burkenbine, 33 years old, of Grangeville, Idaho was westbound driving a black 2010 Toyota Tacoma pickup. Mr. Burkenbine was negotiating a curve in the road and for an unknown reason crossed into the eastbound lanes of travel. Peter J. Talbot, 60 years old, of St. Augustine, Florida was eastbound in a white 2015 Dodge Durango and was struck by Mr. Burkenbine. Mr. Talbot succumbed to his injuries at the scene of the crash and was wearing his seatbelt. Mr. Burkenbine was airlifted to St. Joseph?s Regional Medical in Lewiston and it is unknown if he was wearing his seatbelt. The roadway was completely blocked for approximately 3.5 hours. Next of kin has been notified. The investigation is continuing.

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Monday, August 16, 2021

***UPDATE***Crash Blocks Interstate 15 Near Milepost 73 in Chubbuck

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For Immediate Release: 08/16/2021 10:37 P.M.
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***UPDATE***

On Monday, August 16, 2021, at 5:13 P.M., Idaho State Police investigated a two-vehicle crash on I15, northbound at milepost 73, in Chubbuck.

Bryant Hafen, 60, of Idaho Falls, was merging onto I15 from New Day Parkway in a 1999 Dodge Ram towing a 2003 Utility Trailer. Anna Whetten, 43, of Rigby, was travelling northbound on I15 in a 2015 Nissan Armada.

Hafen lost control of his trailer and struck Whetten's vehicle, which rolled.

Whetten was travelling with seven passengers. Two were not wearing seatbelts and were ejected from the vehicle. Whetten and three passengers were transported via ground ambulance to a local hospital. Four other passengers were transported via personal vehicle to a local hospital. One passenger was transported via air ambulance to another hospital. Hafen was not wearing a seatbelt.

A secondary crash occurred at 6:04 P.M., northbound on I15 at milepost 72.

Steven Quagigant, 39, of Blackfoot, was travelling northbound in a 2012 Dodge Ram. Jazmine Trammell, 25, of Pocatello, was travelling behind Quagigant, in a 2005 Pontiac Bonneville.
Trammell failed to stop and struck Quagigant. Upon impact, Trammell's vehicle caught fire.

Trammell was wearing a seatbelt and was transported via ground ambulance to a local hospital. Quagigant and his passenger were both wearing their seatbelts.
Northbound lanes of travel were blocked for approximately five hours with traffic diversion in place.

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Idaho State Police is currently investigating a crash northbound I15 near milepost 73 in Chubbuck. The left lane is blocked and the right lane is partially blocked at this time.


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Crash Blocks Interstate 15 Near Milepost 73 in Chubbuck

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For Immediate Release: 08/16/2021 5:26 P.M.
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Idaho State Police is currently investigating a crash northbound I15 near milepost 73 in Chubbuck. The left lane is blocked and the right lane is partially blocked at this time.


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Sunday, August 15, 2021

Injury Crash US95 milepost 283.5

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For Immediate Release: 08/15/2021 4:05 PM
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On August 15th, 2021 at approximately 11:31 AM, Idaho State Police investigated a single vehicle crash southbound US95 at milepost 283.5, near Winchester,Idaho in Lewis County.

Marc D. Fischer, 20, of Nezperce,Idaho, was traveling southbound on US95 when he fell asleep, failing to negotiate a curve, driving off the southbound side of the roadway and down an embankment. The vehicle rolled and caught fire, starting a small brush fire. The fire was extinguished, and the driver was transported to St. Joseph's Regional Medical Center in Lewiston,Idaho.

Both northbound and southbound lanes of US95 were intermittently closed. All lanes are now open.
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Saturday, August 14, 2021

Fatal Crash South of McCall

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For Immediate Release: 8/14/2021 10:00 P.M.
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On August 14, 2021, at approximately 3:16 P.M., Idaho State Police investigated a fatality crash on State Highway 55 near milepost 142, in McCall.

Thomas E. German, 51, of Nampa, was travelling northbound in a 2007 Toyota Corolla. Donald C. Carnosso, 69, of Boise, was travelling southbound in a 2018 Ford F250, pulling a 2022 Grand Design Recreational Trailer.

German crossed the center line and hit Carnosso head on. Both lanes of traffic were blocked for approximately five hours.

No occupants were transported. German succumbed to his injures at the scene of the crash. Next of kin has been notified. German and his passenger were not wearing seatbelts. Carnosso and his passenger were wearing their seatbelts.

Idaho State Police was assisted by Valley County Sheriff's Office, McCall Police Department, McCall Fire Department, and Idaho Transportation Department.

The crash is under investigation by Idaho State Police.

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Friday, August 13, 2021

Injury Crash US91 North of Shelley

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Idaho Falls, Idaho 83402-1828
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For Immediate Release: 08/14/21 12:30 a.m.
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On August 13, 2021, at 5:43 p.m. Idaho State Police responded to an injury crash southbound US91 at milepost 122, north of Shelley.

Robert Dietz, 63 of Chico, CA, was travelling southbound on US91 on a 1990 Harley Davidson. Dietz was travelling behind Cody Gray, 29 of Shelley, who was driving a 2019 Toyota 4Runner. Carol Anderson, 73, of Shelley, was travelling northbound in a 2013 Jeep Wrangler. Dietz went to pass Gray and struck Anderson's vehicle. Dietz than crossed into southbound traffic and struck Gray before coming to rest on the southbound shoulder.

Dietz was not wearing a helmet and was transported by ground ambulance to Eastern Idaho Regional Medical Center. Anderson was transported by ground ambulance to Eastern Idaho Regional Medical Center, it is unknown if she was wearing a seatbelt. Gray was not injured and was wearing his seatbelt.

Southbound lanes were blocked for approximately two and a half hours. This crash is under investigation by the Idaho State Police. Idaho State Police was assisted by Bonneville so and Idaho Falls Ambulance.


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Collision at Hwy 55 and Dry Creek Rd injures two

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Idaho State Police responded to a two-vehicle collision this morning on State Highway 55 in Ada County.

The incident was reported at 11:14 a.m. where Highway 55 meets Dry Creek Road. Investigating Troopers say the driver of a silver Chevy SUV was stopped on westbound Dry Creek Road and pulled onto Highway 55, colliding with a Dodge Ram pickup. The impact caused the pickup to overturn and land on its top just off the roadway.

The male driver of the pickup and a female passenger, both from Reno, Nevada, were taken to a nearby hospital with injuries that on scene did not appear to be life-threatening. The driver of the SUV, a woman from Houston, Texas was not injured. She was cited by Troopers for inattentive driving, a misdemeanor, and for failing to yield at a stop sign, an infraction.

Traffic on Highway 55 was blocked in both directions for approximately 40 minutes to allow emergency responders to assist those involved.

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Crash South of Twin Falls Sends Eight People to Hospitals

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For Immediate Release: August 13, 2021 at 11:00 a.m.

On August 13, 2021, at approximately 3:50 a.m., Idaho State Police investigated a crash on US93 near milepost 39, just south of Twin Falls.

Yoselin S. Mendez, 22, of Las Vegas, NV, was driving a 2015 Nissan Pathfiner northbound on US 93. Nicolas B. Morgan, 33, of Puyallup, WA, was driving a 2016 Cadillac Sedan southbound on US 93. Harsimrat S. Grewal, 34, of Manitoba, was driving a 2021 Freightliner, pulling a 2022 Vanguard trailer, northbound on US93.

While attempting to pass Grewal, Mendez struck Morgan, head on. Morgan then struck Grewal.

Mendez was wearing a seatbelt. She was transported by ground ambulance to St. Luke's Magic Valley Medical Center in Twin Falls, ID. Morgan was wearing a seabelt. He was transported by air ambulance to Portneuf Medical Center in Pocatello, ID. Grewal was wearing a seatbelt.

Passengers in the Mendez vehicle:
Manuel Mendez, 55, of Las Vegas, NV, was wearing a seatbelt.
Maria G. Mendez, 46, of Las Vegas, NV, was wearing a seatbelt.
Manuel Mendez Jr., 20, of Las Vegas, NV, was wearing a seatbelt.
Michelle Cabrera, 20, of Las Vegas, NV, was wearing a seatbelt.
Veronica Mendez, 24, of Las Vegas, NV, was wearing a seatbelt.

All occupants from the Mendez vehicle were transported by ground ambulance to St. Luke's Magic Valley Medical Center in Twin Falls, ID.

Passenger in the Morgan vehicle:
Matthew R. Gustafson, 36, of Puyallup, WA, was transported by ground ambulance to St. Luke's Magic Valley Medical Center in Twin Falls, ID.

The road was intermittently blocked or partially blocked for approximately five hours.

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Thursday, August 12, 2021

Injury Crash NB US95 milepost 278, Winchester, ID

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For Immediate Release: 08/12/21 4:45 p.m.
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On August 11, 2021, approximately 5:50 p.m., Idaho State Police responded to an injury crash, southbound US95 near milepost 278, near Winchester, Idaho.

Idaho Transportation Department (ITD) was painting the roadway, causing traffic to slow in the area. Michael Cavin, 71, of Grangeville, Idaho, was traveling southbound on US95 in a 2000 Lincoln Towncar. Cavin failed to observe the slowed traffic, causing him to cross into a northbound turn lane, in order to avoid colliding with the rear vehicle. The northbound turn lane was occupied by the ITD paint vehicles and dismounted personnel.

Cavin attempted to re-enter the southbound lane of travel, however he struck the driver's side front of the ITD paint vehicle, nearly missing a ground crew member. The ground crew member sustained minor injuries from debris. Cavin continued traveling southbound in both the turn lane and southbound lane, striking the driver's side rear of an unoccupied flagger vehicle. Upon re-entering the southbound lane, Cavin struck a 2005 Dodge Ram, driven by Kyle Andrews, 36, of Lewiston, Idaho. Cavin then traveled left, across all lanes, exiting the roadway on the northbound shoulder.

Cavin was transported to Syringa Medical Center. Andrews was not transported. Both parties were wearing seatbelts.

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Wednesday, August 11, 2021

Semi-tractor and trailer crash US95@207, 11 miles north of Riggins

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For Immediate Release: 08/11/21 01:13 am
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On August 10, 2021, at approximately 4:13 p.m., the Idaho State Police investigated an incident involving a semi-tractor and trailer that crashed into the Salmon River, north of Riggins.

James M. Alden, 60, of Orting, WA, was travelling southbound on US95 near milepost 207, 11 miles north of Riggins, ID, in a semi-tractor pulling a trailer loaded with paper products. Alden lost control of the semi and drove off the right shoulder of US95, travelling approximately 300 feet until continuing down a steep embankment. The semi-tractor and trailer came to rest in the Salmon River, approximately 70 feet from the roadway. Alden was wearing a seatbelt and was not injured in the crash.
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Crash Near Weiser Claims One

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For Immediate Release: 08/09/2021 10:55 p.m.
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On Monday, August 9, 2021, at 5:13 p.m., Idaho State Police investigated a fatality crash at the intersection of River Dock Road and US95, near Weiser.

David L. Vink, 69, of Middleton, was driving eastbound on River Dock Road in a 2006 Lincoln Town Car. Vink failed to yield to an oncoming northbound train which struck the vehicle. Upon impact, the vehicle traveled off the tracks, struck a power pole, and caught fire fully becoming fully engulfed in flames.

Vink succumbed from his injures at scene. Next of kin has been notified.

This crash is under investigation by Idaho State Police.

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Property Damage Crash near Downey

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Pocatello, Idaho 83204
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For Immediate Release: August 9, 2021 7:28 p.m.
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On Monday August 9, 2021, at approximately 4:00 p.m., the Idaho State Police investigated a single vehicle crash in the southbound lanes of Interstate 15 at milepost 31, near Downey. A 2001 GMC Yukon towing a Kodiak Camp Trailer, driven by Susannah Lloyd, 55, of Boise, was traveling southbound when she lost control rolling the Yukon and trailer onto their sides. Both lanes of Interstate 15 were blocked and detoured onto State Highway 40 for two hours while crews cleared the scene. All lanes are now open and all occupants were wearing their seatbelts.

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Pocatello's 1st Annual Off-Highway Vehicle (OHV) Safety Fair

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District 5 5255 S. 5th Avenue, Suite 1
Pocatello, Idaho 83204
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For Immediate Release: 08/09/2021 3:40 pm
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Keeping equipment well-maintained, knowing the proper towing weight, and learning driver and operator safety from the experts; it's what folks should do before they hit Idaho's amazing backroads.
The Idaho State Police, Idaho Department of Parks and Recreation, Idaho Transportation Department, the Bureau of Land Management, and the U.S. Forest Service are teaming up this weekend to help Idahoans stay safe off-road.

What: 1st Annual Pocatello OHV Safety Fair
- Attendees will receive expert instruction on backcountry riding of motorbikes and ATVs.
- Scales available for camp trailers. Knowing a trailer's weight is important for towing safety.
- ISP Commercial Vehicle Specialists available to talk about proper loading and towing.
- Vendors will be on-site with great gear and more information on enjoying Idaho's great outdoors.

Where: adjacent to the Maverick station 3434 S. 5th Ave., Pocatello

When: Saturday, August 14, 2021

Time: Classes offered 9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

Register for classes: https://reced.idaho.gov

For class instruction, bring:
- A parent or legal guardian for juvenile riders.
- Properly sized and operational OHV displaying a 2021 OHV sticker.
- DOT-approved helmet, eye protection, gloves, long-sleeved shirt, long pants, and over-the-ankle boots.

All are invited to come, browse, and talk with the awesome vendors.

See you Saturday!

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