Tuesday, April 13, 2021

Federal Jury Convicts Boise Man of Attempted Coercion and Enticement of a Minor

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For Immediate Release: 04/13/21 10:30 AM
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The following is a release issued from the office of the Acting United States Attorney Rafael M. Gonzalez Jr., District of Idaho. Detectives from the Idaho State Police played a major role in this 2019 investigation that involved numerous federal and state charges.
The initial release is also attached.
ISP wants to thank the U.S. Attorney's Office and all the partners who participated in this investigation intended to keep children safe from online predators.


Federal Jury Convicts Boise Man of Attempted Coercion and Enticement of a Minor

BOISE - After a three day jury trial, a federal jury sitting in Boise found Jordan Michael Drake, 33 of Boise, guilty of attempted coercion and enticement of a minor, and attempted use of interstate facilities to transmit information about a minor, Acting U.S. Attorney Rafael M.Gonzalez, Jr. announced today. Chief U.S. District Judge David C. Nye presided over the trial, which began on April 5th, and concluded with the guilty verdicts on April 8th.

According to testimony and evidence presented at trial, Drake communicated online with an undercover detective posing as a 15-year-old girl. During the communications, Drake attempted to persuade, induce, and entice the minor into engaging in sexual activity with him and requested the minor's address so that he could meet with the minor for sexual activity. Drake traveled to an address where he believed the minor resided, where law enforcement officers arrested him.

"Online predators who attempt to entice minors take advantage of our most precious resource, our children," said Acting U.S. Attorney Gonzalez. "We are committed to prosecuting dangerous offenders who troll the internet looking to sexually exploit children, and we will continue to work together with our partners to identify these predators and their victims."

The charge of attempted coercion and enticement of a minor carries a minimum of ten years and up to life in federal prison, a fine of up to $250,000, and at least five years and up to lifetime of supervised release. The charge of attempted use of interstate facilities to transmit information about a minor carries a term of up to five years of federal prison, a fine of up to $250,000, and at least five years and up to lifetime of supervised release. Drake will be required
to register as a sex offender as a result of the conviction.

Sentencing is set for July 27, 2021, before Judge Nye at the federal courthouse in Boise.

The investigation was part of "Operation Butterball," a joint state and federal undercover operation conducted in Ada County in November 2019 to identify individuals predisposed to meet minors for sexual contact. Participating agencies included Homeland Security Investigations (HSI), Idaho Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force, Idaho Attorney General's Office, Idaho State Police, Meridian Police Department, United States Postal Inspection Service, ICE Enforcement and Removal Operations (ERO), Rupert Police Department, Jerome County Sheriff's Office, Ada County Prosecutor's Office, and the United States Attorney's Office.

"The collaboration between ICAC and our federal law enforcement partners continues to yield results that help protect Idaho children from online predators," Idaho Attorney General Lawrence Wasden said. "This conviction and the previous sentences stemming from this operation highlight the partnerships in place between local, state and federal law enforcement agencies that continue to put dangerous individuals in prison and keep them away from our young people."

Drake is among five defendants arrested and charged in federal court as a result of Operation Butterball. Previously, the following defendants were sentenced in federal court:

- Christopher Niday, 54, of Summerville, Oregon, was sentenced on October 20, 2020, by Chief Judge Nye to four years in federal prison, followed by ten years of supervised release, for travel with the intent to engage in illicit sexual conduct.

- Jesse Kelly-Castillo, 24, of Boise was sentenced on December 9, 2020, by Chief Judge Nye to ten years in federal prison, followed by 15 years of supervised release, for attempted coercion and enticement of a minor.

- Maxwell Hennerley, 24, formerly of Boise, was sentenced on January 7, 2021, by U.S. District Judge B. Lynn Winmill to five years in federal prison, followed by five years of supervised release, for attempted use of interstate facilities to transmit information about a minor.

- Vern Leeroy Moore, 56, of Kuna, was sentenced on April 7, 2021, by Chief Judge Nye to five years in federal prison, followed by five years of supervised release, for attempted use of interstate facilities to transmit information about a minor.

These cases were brought as part of Project Safe Childhood, a nationwide initiative to combat the growing epidemic of child sexual exploitation and abuse launched in May 2006 by the Department of Justice. As part of Project Safe Childhood, the U.S. Attorney's Office for the District of Idaho and the Idaho Attorney General's Office partner to marshal federal, state and local resources to better locate, apprehend and prosecute individuals who exploit children via the Internet, as well as to identify and rescue victims. For more information about Project Safe Childhood, please visit www.justice.gov/psc.

Saturday, April 10, 2021

*update * Injury Crash SH8 at milepost 1, Moscow

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**UPDATE** The driver succumbed to injuries sustained in the crash and died at Kootenai Health in Coeur d'Alene, ID on 04/10/2021.

On April 9th, 2021, at 4:45 am, the Idaho State Police responded to a single vehicle injury crash on SH8 at milepost 1, Pullman Road, in Moscow, Idaho. The vehicle lost control for unknown reasons and crashed. Statements provided from witnesses state the driver was driving erratically prior to the crash. The vehicle had two occupants who were both transported by EMS to Gritman Medical Center in Moscow. The driver of the vehicle was in critical condition and was transported by air ambulance to Kootenai Health in Coeur d'Alene. Both occupants were wearing safety restraints. Investigation ongoing.


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Friday, April 9, 2021

Criminal Interdiction Emphasis Patrol results

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For Immediate Release: 4/9/2021 10:30 PM
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Over the past two days, the Idaho State Police, Nez Perce County Sheriffs Office, and the Idaho County Sheriffs Office participated in a Criminal Interdiction Emphasis Patrol in the Lewiston area. The emphasis patrol conducted 65 traffic stops resulting in 21 felonies, 47 misdemeanors, five DUIs, five warrant arrests, one injury to child, one battery on an officer, and two resisting/obstructing charges. This emphasis patrol was organized to make our community safer for those who travel through the area. It should also be noted that there were no crashes reported in the area during the emphasis patrol.

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Two Vehicle Injury Crash US91, South of Downey

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District 5 5255 S. 5th Avenue, Suite 1
Pocatello, Idaho 83204
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For Immediate Release: 04/09/21 9:25 p.m.
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On Friday, April 9, 2021 at approximately 1:17 p.m., Idaho State Police investigated a two-vehicle injury crash on northbound US91 at milepost 32, just south of Downey.

Jeremiah J. Hancock, 37, of Lava Hot Springs, and his passenger, Erich C. Johnson, 33, of Lava Hot Springs, were travelling southbound on US91 in a 2007 GMC Sierra hauling a gooseneck trailer. Newell R. Jenkins, 77, of Bancroft, was also travelling southbound on US91 in a Freightliner semi-truck pulling a trailer.

Jenkins attempted to make a U-turn to travel northbound when Hancock's vehicle struck the front of the semi-truck. The GMC Sierra went off the left shoulder and overturned.

Neither Hancock or his passenger, Johnson, were wearing seat belts. Johnson was transported to Portneuf Regional Medical Center by ground ambulance.

Jenkins was wearing a seat belt.

The northbound lane was blocked for approximately one and a half hours.

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Injury Crash SH8 at milepost 1, Moscow

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On April 9th, 2021, at 4:45 am, the Idaho State Police responded to a single vehicle injury crash on SH8 at milepost 1, Pullman Road, in Moscow, Idaho. The vehicle lost control for unknown reasons and crashed. Statements provided from witnesses state the driver was driving erratically prior to the crash. The vehicle had two occupants who were both transported by EMS to Gritman Medical Center in Moscow. The driver of the vehicle was in critical condition and was transported by air ambulance to Kootenai Health in Coeur d'Alene. Both occupants were wearing safety restraints. Investigation ongoing.


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Wednesday, April 7, 2021

Two Vehicle Fatal Crash in Blackfoot

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On Tuesday, April 6, 2021, at approximately 4:15 P.M., Idaho State Police investigated a two-vehicle fatality crash at the intersection of Merkley Lane and Rich Lane in the city of Blackfoot.

Joseph Crippen, 21, of Blackfoot, was driving southbound on Merkley Lane in a 2015 Dodge Caravan with four passengers. Jared King, 39, of Wales, Utah, was driving westbound on Rich Lane in a 2012 Kenworth semi-truck hauling an empty cattle trailer. Crippen failed to yield at the intersection and was struck by King. Following the initial impact, Crippen's vehicle collided with a nearby power pole and came to rest in an irrigation canal on the south side of Rich Lane. King's semi-truck and trailer jackknifed and came to rest blocking Rich Lane.

King was not transported. All five occupants of Crippen's vehicle were extricated. Crippen was transported by air-ambulance to the Eastern Idaho Regional Medical Center where he succumbed to his injuries. Crippen's passengers, Harley Childers, 26, of Blackfoot, and two juveniles were transported by ground ambulance to Bingham Memorial Hospital. One juvenile succumbed to their injuries and the other was transported by air-ambulance from Bingham Memorial Hospital to Eastern Idaho Regional Medical Center. Madison Degiulio, 18, was transported by ground ambulance to Portneuf Medical Center. Next of kin has been notified.

Rich Lane was blocked for approximately seven hours. Idaho State Police was assisted in their investigation by Blackfoot Fire Department and EMS, Fort Hall EMS, Blackfoot Police Department, and Bingham County Sheriff's Office.


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Tuesday, April 6, 2021

Fatality Pedestrian Crash in Idaho Falls

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Idaho Falls, Idaho 83402-1828
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For Immediate Release: 04/06/2021 1:19 pm
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On Tuesday, April 6, 2021, at approximately 7:54 am, Idaho State Police investigated a fatal pedestrian crash southbound I15 near milepost 117, Idaho Falls.

Glen Howard, 85, of Idaho Falls had parked his vehicle on the right shoulder and was attempting to cross both southbound lanes to assist a vehicle that had slid off into median. While crossing the southbound lanes he was struck by a Dodge Ram pick-up driven by Stephen J. Blaser, 71, of Blackfoot.

Howard succumbed to his injuries at the scene. The southbound lanes were blocked for approximately 2 hours.

The crash is under investigation by Idaho State Police. Idaho State Police were assisted at the scene by Idaho Falls EMS, Idaho Falls Police Department and Idaho Transportation Department.


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Monday, April 5, 2021

Collision involving an ISP Trooper Friday evening

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For Immediate Release: 4/5/2021 11:40 a.m.
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A collision Friday evening, April 2 on Interstate 84 involving an ISP Trooper and a semi is under investigation by the Jerome County Sheriff's Office. The incident occurred as the Trooper was driving with his emergency lights on his way to a call of a separate, unrelated incident a short distance away. No one was injured in the collision.

The collision occurred at 6:45 pm in the eastbound lane of travel on I-84 at milepost 170.7 just east of Jerome. Travel is reduced to one lane in both directions in the area due to ongoing road work. As a result, traffic was blocked for approximately one hour eastbound. Westbound traffic was also slowed and directed around the incident using the shoulder.

As a precaution, the Trooper was taken to a nearby hospital for observation and was released later that evening. The semi driver did not require medical assistance.

The incident the trooper was responding to was a single-vehicle incident that sadly did result in the death of a man from Jerome. That incident remains under investigation by the Idaho State Police. More on that incident can be found at https://idahostatepolice.blogspot.com/2021/04/fatal-crash-east-of-jerome.html.

Sunday, April 4, 2021

D1 Injury Crash SB US95 MP450.9, Athol, ID

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On April 3,2021 at approximately 11:30 pm, the driver of a 2016 GMC Sierra pickup truck, Christopher J. Nusz, 50 year old male of Smelterville, Idaho,? was driving southbound on US 95 near milepost 451, when the vehicle crossed over both lanes of traffic, went through the center median, crossed over both northbound lanes, ran off the shoulder and momentarily went airborne before finally coming to rest in the middle of N. Williams Ln in Kootenai County. The driver was trapped in the vehicle and required extrication by medical personnel. Life Flight Network was launched and the driver was transported to Kootenai Health. Mr. Nusz was not wearing his seatbelt. The investigation is ongoing.


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Single vehicle crash north of Cascade

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On Sunday, April 4, 2021, at approximately 8:42 A.M., Idaho State Police investigated a crash on SH55 near milepost 123, north of Cascade.

Kristen Wright, 36, of Boise, was driving northbound in a 2014 Dodge Grand Caravan. Wright drove off the right shoulder, over-corrected, and the vehicle rolled. The vehicle came to rest off the right shoulder on its top.

Wright and two juvenile passengers were taken by ground ambulance to Cascade Medical where she was later taken by air ambulance to St. Alphonsus Medical Center in Boise.

Wright was not wearing a seatbelt. The minors were wearing their seatbelts.

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Struck pedestrian WB I90@12.4 Coeur d'Alene

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For Immediate Release: 04/04/2021 1:40 AM
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On April 3 2021 at 9:01 PM, the Idaho State Police responded to a report of a disabled vehicle WB I90 near milepost 12.4, in Coeur d'Alene. Upon arrival, units found a pedestrian that had been struck on the roadway. The roadway was blocked for approximately three hours for investigation. Next of kin has been advised. Investigation is ongoing.

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Saturday, April 3, 2021

Fatal Crash East of Jerome

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For Immediate Release: 4/3/2021 3:50 a.m.
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On Friday, April 2nd, 2021, at approximately 6:36 p.m., Idaho State Police investigated a fatality crash on Interstate 84 near milepost 172 in a construction zone, just east of Jerome.
Javier Jimenez Negrete, 51, and passengers Anselma Martinez Vazquez, 45, and a juvenile, all from Jerome, were travelling eastbound in a 2020 GMC Canyon.

A ratchet from an unknown vehicle flew through the windshield striking the driver Jimenez Negrete, who then drove off the right shoulder into the median, where the vehicle came to rest.

Jimenez Negrete succumbed to his injuries at the scene of the crash.

All occupants were wearing their seatbelts.

Idaho State Police was assisted by Jerome County Sheriff's Office, First Segregation Fire Department, Magic Valley Paramedics, and Jerome Rural Fire Department.

The crash remains under investigation by Idaho State Police.

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Friday, April 2, 2021

Injury Crash North Of Shelley

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Idaho Falls, Idaho 83402-1828
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For Immediate Release: 04/02/2021 7:50 p.m.
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On Friday, April 2, 2021, at 5:27 p.m., Idaho State Police investigate an injury crash northbound on US91 north of mile marker 119, north of Shelley.

Dakota V. Hicks, 20, of Shelley, was driving northbound on US91 in a 1996 Chevrolet pick-up. Brandon K. Park, 29, of Shelley, was also driving northbound in a 2012 GMC Sierra. James P. Williams, 51, of Blackfoot, was driving southbound in a 2016 Honda Pilot. Hicks struck the GMC Sierra, crossed the center line, and struck the Honda Pilot.

Hicks, James Williams, and James' passenger, Laurena Williams, 50, of Blackfoot, were transported by ground ambulance to Eastern Idaho Regional Medical Center in Idaho Falls. Hicks was not wearing a seatbelt. All other occupants were wearing seatbelts.

Both northbound and southbound lanes of travel were blocked for approximately two hours. The lanes have been re-opened.


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Thursday, April 1, 2021

One Vehicle Crash on US20 West of Idaho Falls

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For Immediate Release: 04/01/2021 7:30 P.M.
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On Thursday, April 1, 2021, at approximately 3:23 p.m. Idaho State Police investigated a crash, eastbound US20 at milepost 295 west of Idaho Falls.

James McAlister, 77, of Mackay, was driving eastbound on US20 in a 2003 Subaru Legacy. McAlister drove off the left shoulder. The vehicle came to rest in a field.

McAlister was transported by ground ambulance to Eastern Idaho Regional Medical Center in Idaho Falls. He was wearing a seatbelt. Idaho State Police was assisted by Bonneville County Sheriff's Office, Idaho Transportation Department, Idaho Falls Fire Department, and Idaho Falls Ambulance.


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Crash Injures Three On US95 North of Payette

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For Immediate Release: 04/01/21 5:08 P.M.
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On Thursday, April 1, 2021, at approximately 1:57 P.M., Idaho State Police investigated a crash on US95 near milepost 73, north of Payette.

Sean Crandall, 22, of Nampa, was driving southbound on US95 in a 2009 Ford Focus. Crandall came to a stop to make a left hand turn on to NE 25th Ave. Judi Richards, 57, of Weiser, was driving southbound on US95 in a 1998 Toyota Tacoma. Richards failed to stop before striking the rear of the Ford Focus.

Adrian Wardell, 19, of Caldwell was a passenger in Crandall's vehicle. Richards and Wardell were wearing a seatbelt. Crandall was not wearing a seat belt.

Crandall was transported by air ambulance to Saint Alphonsus Regional Medical Center in Boise. Richards was transported by ground ambulance to Saint Alphonsus Regional Medical Center in Boise. Wardell was transported by ground ambulance to St. Luke's Clinic Family Medicine in Fruitland.

All lanes of US95 were completely blocked for approximately two hours.



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UPDATE: Arrest follows Injury Crash on I90 in Post Falls, Idaho

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For Immediate Release: 04/01/2021 1:40 pm
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Update: Troopers arrested the driver of the Dodge Ram. He was booked into the Kootenai County Jail on the following charges:

Arrested: Roger A. Farrell, 74, Kalispell, MT
Charged: Aggravated DUI (F) 2 counts
Weapon - Carry concealed while under the influence (m)


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On March 31st, 2021 at 12:18 am, the Idaho State Police responded to an injury crash westbound I90 at milepost 5, in Post Falls, Idaho. A blue 2006 Dodge Ram driven by Roger Farrell, 74, of Kalispell, Montana entered the eastbound lanes of travel heading westbound. A Post Falls Police officer witnessed the vehicle travelling the wrong way and attempted to stop the vehicle but was unsuccessful. Farrell continued west in the eastbound lanes where he then collided with a blue 2019 Kia Sportage driven by Frederick Ley, 25, of Seattle, Washington. Ley's passenger; Monica Mohn, 61, of Coeur d'Alene; was not wearing a seatbelt and was ejected from the vehicle. Both Fey and Mohn were transported to Kootenai Medical Center. The road was blocked for approximately 3 hours. Alcohol is believed to be a factor. The investigation is continuing.

Fatal Crash in Cassia County

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On March 31, 2021, at approximately 4:26 p.m., Idaho State Police investigated a single vehicle crash westbound I84, at mile post 227, near the Cotterell Rest Area in Cassia County.

Pamala Wharton (56) of Boise, was driving a 2017 Nissan Versa westbound when she drove off the left shoulder of the road and overcorrected. The Nissan rolled coming to rest near the right shoulder of the roadway. The front passenger, Debra Ploss (56) of Boise, was ejected and succumbed to her injuries at the scene. The rear passenger, Anthony Corona (55) of Boise, was transported by ground ambulance to Cassia Regional Medical Center in Burley.

Corona was wearing a seatbelt. Wharton and Ploss were not wearing seatbelts.

Idaho State Police was assisted by the Cassia County Sheriff's Office, the Idaho Transportation Department, Malta Ambulance and Cassia Regional Medical Center.


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Wednesday, March 31, 2021

Crash North of Lone Pine ID

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For Immediate Release: 03/31/2021 11:30 p.m.
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On Wednesday, March 31, 2021, at 4:50 p.m., Idaho State Police investigated a crash on SH28 at mile marker 57, north of Lone Pine, ID.

Joshua Davis, 39, of Star, ID, was driving eastbound on SH28 in a 2019 Volvo Semi pulling a trailer. The trailer left the roadway and Davis was unable to regain control. The trailer overturned on the right shoulder of the westbound lanes. The lanes were blocked for three hours and are now open.

Davis was transported by ground ambulance to Steele Memorial Medical Center in Salmon, ID.

The crash is under investigation by Idaho State Police. They were assisted by the Lemhi County Sheriff's Office and Lemhi County EMS.


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Injury Crash westbound I90 at milepost 5 in Post Falls, Idaho

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For Immediate Release: 03/31/2021 6:00 am
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On March 31st, 2021 at 12:18 am, the Idaho State Police responded to an injury crash westbound I90 at milepost 5, in Post Falls, Idaho. A blue 2006 Dodge Ram driven by Roger Farrell, 74, of Kalispell, Montana entered the eastbound lanes of travel heading westbound. A Post Falls Police officer witnessed the vehicle travelling the wrong way and attempted to stop the vehicle but was unsuccessful. Farrell continued west in the eastbound lanes where he then collided with a blue 2019 Kia Sportage driven by Frederick Ley, 25, of Seattle, Washington. Ley's passenger; Monica Mohn, 61, of Coeur d'Alene; was not wearing a seatbelt and was ejected from the vehicle. Both Fey and Mohn were transported to Kootenai Medical Center. The road was blocked for approximately 3 hours. Alcohol is believed to be a factor. The investigation is continuing.

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Fatal Crash NB SH3 @ 10.2, Juliaetta Idaho

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For Immediate Release: 3/31/2021 12:30 AM
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On March 30 at approximately 5:28 PM, Idaho State Police responded to a fatal crash on State Highway 3 milepost 10.2, between Juliaetta and Kendrick, Idaho. A gray 2011 Hyundai Elantra driven by a juvenile was traveling south on SH3 when it crossed left of center. The juvenile impacted a silver 2004 Dodge Ram pickup traveling north driven by Douglas Egeland, 66 of Clarkston, WA. Egeland's vehicle came to rest in the middle of the roadway and the juvenile's vehicle came to rest off the southbound shoulder. The juvenile succumbed to injuries at the scene. Egeland was transported with non-life-threatening injuries to St Joseph Regional Medical Center in Lewiston, Idaho. Traffic on SH3 was blocked for approximately five hours. Both drivers were wearing seatbelts. The incident investigation is ongoing.

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Tuesday, March 30, 2021

Injury Crash NB US95@533, 5.5 south of Canadian border

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For Immediate Release: 03/30/2021 11:45 pm
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On March 30, 2021, at approximately 4:10 p.m., Idaho State Police investigated a two-vehicle injury crash that occurred northbound US95 at MP 533 approximately 5.5 miles south of the Canadian border in Boundary County.

Harjit S. Gill, 55, of Abbotsford, BC, was driving southbound in a White 2018 Western Star tractor pulling a loaded flatbed lumber trailer when he traveled left of center while negotiating a curve and side swiped William H. Sills 3rd, 85, of Bonners Ferry, ID in a Maroon 2007 Toyota Highlander. Gill lost control of his vehicle causing the tractor and trailer to overturn blocking all lanes of travel for approximately 5 hours.

Both drivers were wearing safety belts. Sills was transported by ground ambulance to Boundary Community Hospital with non-life threatening injuries.


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Monday, March 29, 2021

Crash on Yellowstone Highway, near Idaho Falls

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Idaho Falls, Idaho 83402-1828
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For Immediate Release: Monday - March 29, 2021 4:35 p.m.
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On Monday, March 29, 2021, at approximately 12:45 p.m., Idaho State Police investigated a two-vehicle, injury crash on Yellowstone Highway just north of W 65th S, near Idaho Falls.

Richard Smith, 49, of Idaho Falls, was pulling out of a driveway adjacent to Yellowstone Highway in a 2008 Ford Fusion. Jessica Cline, 37, of Shelley, was driving southbound on Yellowstone Highway in a 1999 Chevrolet Suburban. Smith failed to yield when entering a highway and the Ford was struck by the Chevrolet.

All occupants were wearing their seat belts. Smith and his passenger, Angela Keller, 39, of Shelley, were transported via ground ambulance to Idaho Falls Community Hospital.

The lanes were blocked for approximately 40 minutes while crews worked to clear the scene. The crash is under investigation.


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Fatality Crash 2100 N Riley Creek Road

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For Immediate Release: 3/29/2021 07:54
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On March 29, 2021, at approximately 5:03 a.m., the Idaho State Police investigated a one-vehicle fatality crash at 2100 N Riley Creek Road. This is approximately 2 miles north of US2 on Riley Creek Road in Bonner County, ID.

Michael A. Riggs, 34, of Zillah, WA, was driving northbound on Riley Creek Road when he lost control while negotiating a right sweeping curve. Riggs vehicle turned broadside on the road before entering the ditch on the west side of the road, and overturning into the water.

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Saturday, March 27, 2021

Crash on US20, East of Idaho Falls

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Idaho Falls, Idaho 83402-1828
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For Immediate Release: Saturday - March 27, 2021 3:50 p.m.
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On Saturday, March 27, 2021, at approximately 11:45 a.m., Idaho State Police investigated a two-vehicle, fatal crash, on US20 near milepost 311, east of Idaho Falls.

Laura Ansley, 34, of Rigby, was driving westbound on US20 at milepost 311, in a 2012 Honda Civic. The Honda went off the left shoulder, across the median, and struck a 2019 Chevrolet Malibu, driven by Victor Echeverria, 34, of Rigby, head on.

Echeverria and his passenger, Amanda Echeverria, 37, of Nampa, were wearing their seat-belts and were transported via ground ambulance to Eastern Idaho Regional Medical Center in Idaho Falls. Ansley was not wearing a seat belt and succumbed to her injuries at the scene of the crash. Lanes were partly blocked for over 2 1/2 hours.

Next of kin has been notified.

The crash is under investigation by Idaho State Police and was assisted at the scene by Bonneville County Sheriff's Office.

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Thursday, March 25, 2021

Blocking Crash North of Ashton

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For Immediate Release: 3/25/2021 11:55 a.m.
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On Thursday, March 25, 2021, at approximately 3:30 p.m., Idaho State Police investigated a single vehicle property damage crash, on US20 at milepost 372, north of Ashton.

Amar Singh, 23, of Aurora, Colorado, was driving eastbound on US20 in a 2016 Freightliner with one trailer. Singh drove off the right shoulder, overcorrected, and overturned. The semi-truck came to rest on its passenger side blocking both the eastbound and westbound lane.

US20 was completely blocked for approximately one hour and forty minutes. Patterns were used until the road was completely open approximately five hours later.

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Monday, March 22, 2021

Injury Commercial vehicle crash, EB US12 near MP 80.5

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For Immediate Release: 03/22/2021 9:35 pm
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On March 22, 2021, at approximately 11:00 a.m., Idaho State Police responded to an injury, single commercial vehicle crash. Clark D. Classen, 36, of Ronan, MT was driving eastbound on US12 near milepost 80.5, east of Kooskia, in a 2018 Kenworth semi-truck with a trailer loaded with lumber. Mr. Classen reached down to pick up an object from the floorboard, taking his eyes off the roadway. The vehicle veered off the eastbound shoulder, causing the semi to roll onto its side. This caused the majority of the lumber to fall into the river.
Mr. Classen was transported by ground ambulance to Syringa General in Grangeville. He was wearing a seatbelt at the time of the crash. The roadway was not blocked. The recovery of the truck and trailer, as well as the lumber, is ongoing.

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Saturday, March 20, 2021

Fatal Crash on State Highway 78 Near Grandview

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On Saturday, March 20, 2021, at approximately, 5:30 AM, Idaho State Police investigated a fatality crash on State Highway 78 at milepost 58, just west of Grandview.

Anthony Mowery, 23, of Grandview, was driving eastbound in a 1984 GMC K15 pickup truck when the vehicle left the roadway and rolled. The vehicle came to rest, partially submerged in a canal just north of the roadway. Mowery was not wearing a seatbelt, was ejected from the vehicle, and succumbed to his injuries at the scene of the crash. Notification has been made to next of kin.

Idaho State Police was assisted by the Owyhee County Sheriff's Office, Elmore County Sheriff's Office, Grandview Ambulance, Grandview Fire Department, and Air St. Luke's.



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Friday, March 19, 2021

Update: Driver Located after Troopers Search for Victim of Apparent Attempted Carjacking

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For Immediate Release: 03/19/2021 11:40 am
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Update: Idaho State Troopers say the driver of the Jeep has been located. Troopers appreciate the assistance of the public. The investigation into Tuesday's incident remains ongoing.

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March 18, 2021 - Idaho State Police are looking for the victim of what appeared to be a carjacking attempt that occurred Tuesday, March 16, 2021, as a Washington state man tried to run away from a Trooper. Troopers found the man driving a stolen vehicle while responding to citizen complaints of an erratic driver. The man was soon arrested after he jumped into a lake and a Trooper went in after him.

Arrested: Jacob Gopal Cunningham, 44, Spokane, WA

Charged: Eluding a Peace Officer (F) x2
Malicious Injury to Property (F) x2
Possession of Stolen Property (F) x2
Possession Methamphetamine (F)
Introduction of Contraband into a Correctional Facility (F)
Possession of an open container (m)
Possession of drug paraphernalia (m)
Resisting and obstructing a peace officer (m)
Driving without privileges (m)
Speeding, driving without insurance - infractions

Warrants: 2 felony warrants from Washington

Possible Carjacking Victim: Idaho State Police is releasing video and an image of the suspect running from a Trooper and attempting to open the driver's side of a black Jeep that had stopped on the southbound shoulder on Hwy 95 near Westmond Road above Cocolalla Lake. The driver of the Jeep attempted to drive off but the suspect held onto a lowered window. The Trooper witnessed the Jeep stop again, the suspect let go and continued to run. The video can be found at https://youtu.be/_Hxx5HJUe_A.

Troopers are hoping to find the driver of the Jeep. Anyone with information is urged to contact the ISP Coeur d'Alene office at 208-209-8620.

What Happened: Tuesday afternoon, March 16, 2021, at 4:13 p.m., ISP dispatchers alerted Troopers to citizen complaints of a reckless driver forcing others off the road, passing on the right and into oncoming traffic on Highway 53 near Highway 41 in Rathdrum. The vehicle was described as a white 2004 Lexus.

Soon after, a responding Trooper located the vehicle on northbound Highway 95 traveling at least 20 miles above the posted speed limit of 55 mph. The Trooper attempted to stop the suspect vehicle, but instead, the suspect accelerated at a high rate of speed and continued to drive recklessly, speeding and passing in no-passing zones. The Trooper pursued but lost the vehicle when it turned into a neighborhood.

At 5:15 p.m., a second Trooper spotted the suspect vehicle at a gas station on Highway 95 at Westmond Road. He saw a man, later identified as Cunningham, at the gas pump. As the Trooper attempted to make contact, the suspect got back in the car and drove off, hitting and damaging both the Trooper's patrol vehicle and the Lexus. The Trooper pursued the suspect south on Highway 95.

After a short distance, the suspect jumped out of the vehicle and ran. It was at this time, the suspect attempted to make entry into the Jeep. The Trooper deployed his Taser in an attempt to stop the suspect, but the attempt was not successful. The suspect continued to run into Cocolalla Lake.

An Idaho State Police supervisor and two Bonner County Deputies arrived on scene. The ISP supervisor, seeing the suspect now in neck-deep water, went into the water himself, was able to make contact with the suspect and bring him safely to shore. The suspect was taken into custody and booked into the Bonner County Jail on the above charges.

During the investigation, the suspect was found to have two outstanding felony warrants from Washington, be in possession of methamphetamine, and the Lexus he was driving had been reported stolen from Washington. Inside the stolen vehicle were two open bottles of alcohol and some construction tools also recently reported stolen.
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Thursday, March 18, 2021

** Update** Fatal Crash at State Street in Rathdrum, ID

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For Immediate Release: 03/18/2021 9:30 pm
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*** Update ***

The driver of the ATV, Joshua D. Edelblute, 31, of Rathdrum, ID succumbed to his injuries on March 17, 2021 at 5:59pm. Please note the correct direction of travel was southbound on State Street in Rathdrum, Idaho.

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On March 13, 2021, at approximately 1:06 p.m., the Idaho State Police investigated a single-vehicle ATV injury crash on State Street in Rathdrum, ID. This is located in Kootenai County.

Joshua D. Edelblute, 31, of Rathdrum, ID, was traveling westbound on State Street at Roth Court on his 2016 Red Alterra ATV. Edelblute lost control, rolled the ATV on the roadway, and was ejected from riding on the side of the ATV. The ATV came to rest on its tires.

Edelblute was transported by ground ambulance to Kootenai Health in Coeur d Alene, ID. He was not wearing safety equipment.

This investigation is ongoing.


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Troopers arrest man for felony Eluding after responding to citizen complaints of dangerous driver on I-84

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For Immediate Release: 03/18/2021 7:00 p.m.
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An Idaho State Police Trooper responded to a citizen's call about a vehicle speeding and driving dangerously on eastbound I-84 near the Flying Wye at Approximately 1:31 p.m. The Trooper located the vehicle, a 2001 blue Infiniti, and witnessed the driver make an unsafe lane change. When the Trooper activated his emergency lights and attempted to stop the vehicle, the driver failed to stop. Initially, the Trooper pursued the vehicle, but due to the amount of traffic, soon discontinued the pursuit.

A short time later, a second Trooper further east spotted the suspect still driving in an unsafe manner and putting the public at risk. Traffic was lighter and the Trooper reinitiated the pursuit on I-84 and Eisenman Road. The suspect vehicle did finally come to a stop on South Desert Wind Road and Indian Creek Road off the Interstate at Exit 71. Troopers took the suspect into custody without incident.

Arrested: Kalebh P. Arehart-Meaney, 26, Meridian

Charged: Eluding a Peace Officer (F) x2
Possession of marijuana (m) x2
Possession of drug paraphernalia (m)

Troopers booked the suspect into the Ada County Jail on the above charges.

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Troopers Search for Victim of Apparent Attempted Carjacking during Pursuit, Arrest of Criminal Suspect

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District 1 Patrol 615 West Wilbur Ave. Coeur d'Alene, ID 83815
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For Immediate Release: 03/18/2021 10:30 am
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Idaho State Police are looking for the victim of what appeared to be a carjacking attempt that occurred Tuesday, March 16, 2021, as a Washington state man tried to run away from a Trooper. Troopers found the man driving a stolen vehicle while responding to citizen complaints of an erratic driver. The man was soon arrested after he jumped into a lake and a Trooper went in after him.

Arrested: Jacob Gopal Cunningham, 44, Spokane, WA

Charged: Eluding a Peace Officer (F) x2
Malicious Injury to Property (F) x2
Possession of Stolen Property (F) x2
Possession Methamphetamine (F)
Introduction of Contraband into a Correctional Facility (F)
Possession of an open container (m)
Possession of drug paraphernalia (m)
Resisting and obstructing a peace officer (m)
Driving without privileges (m)
Speeding, driving without insurance - infractions

Warrants: 2 felony warrants from Washington

Possible Carjacking Victim: Idaho State Police is releasing video and an image of the suspect running from a Trooper and attempting to open the driver's side of a black Jeep that had stopped on the southbound shoulder on Hwy 95 near Westmond Road above Cocolalla Lake. The driver of the Jeep attempted to drive off but the suspect held onto a lowered window. The Trooper witnessed the Jeep stop again, the suspect let go and continued to run. The video can be found at https://youtu.be/_Hxx5HJUe_A.

Troopers are hoping to find the driver of the Jeep. Anyone with information is urged to contact the ISP Coeur d'Alene office at 208-209-8620.

What Happened: Tuesday afternoon, March 16, 2021, at 4:13 p.m., ISP dispatchers alerted Troopers to citizen complaints of a reckless driver forcing others off the road, passing on the right and into oncoming traffic on Highway 53 near Highway 41 in Rathdrum. The vehicle was described as a white 2004 Lexus.

Soon after, a responding Trooper located the vehicle on northbound Highway 95 traveling at least 20 miles above the posted speed limit of 55 mph. The Trooper attempted to stop the suspect vehicle, but instead, the suspect accelerated at a high rate of speed and continued to drive recklessly, speeding and passing in no-passing zones. The Trooper pursued but lost the vehicle when it turned into a neighborhood.

At 5:15 p.m., a second Trooper spotted the suspect vehicle at a gas station on Highway 95 at Westmond Road. He saw a man, later identified as Cunningham, at the gas pump. As the Trooper attempted to make contact, the suspect got back in the car and drove off, hitting and damaging both the Trooper's patrol vehicle and the Lexus. The Trooper pursued the suspect south on Highway 95.

After a short distance, the suspect jumped out of the vehicle and ran. It was at this time, the suspect attempted to make entry into the Jeep. The Trooper deployed his Taser in an attempt to stop the suspect, but the attempt was not successful. The suspect continued to run into Cocolalla Lake.

An Idaho State Police supervisor and two Bonner County Deputies arrived on scene. The ISP supervisor, seeing the suspect now in neck-deep water, went into the water himself, was able to make contact with the suspect and bring him safely to shore. The suspect was taken into custody and booked into the Bonner County Jail on the above charges.

During the investigation, the suspect was found to have two outstanding felony warrants from Washington, be in possession of methamphetamine, and the Lexus he was driving had been reported stolen from Washington. Inside the stolen vehicle were two open bottles of alcohol and some construction tools also recently reported stolen.
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Tuesday, March 16, 2021

Don't Push Your Irish Luck. Plan Ahead for a Safe St. Patrick's Day and Don't Drive Impaired

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For Immediate Release: 03/16/21 4:15 PM
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St. Patrick's Day is time for the wearin' o' the green and the luck of the Irish! And while many celebrations include a toast to St. Patrick himself, Idaho State Troopers are reminding anyone whose celebration includes alcohol that buzzed driving is drunk driving.

ISP Troopers statewide will be on patrol this Wednesday, March 17 and the following weekend focused on removing impaired drivers from the roads.

- During the 2019 St. Patrick's Day weekend, more than three out of five (63%) crash fatalities involved a drunk driver.
- From 2015 to 2019, a total of 280 lives were lost in drunk-driving crashes during the St. Patrick's Day period.

"For those who choose to safely gather to celebrate St. Patrick's Day, if their celebration includes alcohol, just plan ahead and arrange for a sober drive home before the party starts," said Idaho State Police Lt. Chris Schenck. "And if you're that designated driver, keep that promise to yourself and your passengers to stay sober. People are relying on you to help keep them safe."

Idaho State Troopers have the following reminder for folks planning St. Patrick's celebrations:

- Plan your safe ride home before you start the party;
- Choose a non-drinking friend as a designated driver;
- Arrange for a ride share service or taxi.
- Remember that it is never okay to drink and drive. Even if you've had only one alcoholic beverage, designate a sober driver or plan for a safe, sober ride home.
- If you have a friend who has been drinking and is about to drive, step in, take the keys, and make arrangements to get your friend home safely.
- If you're hosting a party where alcohol will be served, include 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, and;
- If you see what could be an impaired driver on the road, call *477(*ISP) or 911. Your call could save a life.

Fatality Crash, northbound on US95 at milepost 332, north of Genesee

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For Immediate Release: 03/16/2021 1:30 pm
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***correction on time of crash****

On March 16, 2021 at 10:30 am, the Idaho State Police responding to a one vehicle fatality crash on US95 at milepost 332, north of the Genesee turn off. Stevan S. Odenborg, 66 yoa, of Genesee, Idaho was northbound on US95 at milepost 332 in a red 2014 Ford F150 pickup when he crossed through the center median into the southbound lanes of travel and out into a field. Odenborg was pronounced deceased at the scene. Investigation is ongoing.


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Fatality Crash, northbound on US95 at milepost 332, north of Genesee

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On March 16, 2021 at 9:29 am, the Idaho State Police responding to a one vehicle fatality crash on US95 at milepost 332, north of the Genesee turn off. Stevan S. Odenborg, 66 yoa, of Genesee, Idaho was northbound on US95 at milepost 332 in a red 2014 Ford F150 pickup when he crossed through the center median into the southbound lanes of travel and out into a field. Odenborg was pronounced deceased at the scene. Investigation is ongoing.


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Monday, March 15, 2021

Heroic Rescue after pickup goes over the Malad Gorge bridge on Interstate 84

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For Immediate Release: 03/15/21 10:05PM
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Idaho State Troopers responded to a vehicle crash that turned into a heroic rescue after a pickup truck went off a bridge over the deep canyon of the Malad Gorge.

When the first Trooper arrived on scene, the pickup had gone over the edge of the bridge and was held only by a safety chain connected to a camp trailer. Eventually, the couple inside the truck would be rescued thanks to a team effort of Magic Valley first responders, including a rappel team from the Magic Valley Paramedics Special Operations Rescue Team.

What Happened: At 2:42 p.m. this afternoon, an Idaho State Police Trooper drove onto the scene of a single vehicle crash on eastbound Interstate 84 at milepost 146. The incident had just happened and the trooper arrived as dispatchers were calling emergency units to the scene.

According to witnesses, the driver of the pickup, a 2004 F-350 pulling an approximately 30-foot camp trailer, lost control. The truck and camper swerved hitting the right shoulder barrier, then went left until the truck was sliding on the left side guardrail. The truck then tipped over the bridge, with the camper blocking both eastbound lanes. Only the safety chain attached between the truck and the camper kept the truck from falling. The Malad Gorge is approximately 80 to 100 feet below the bridge.

The Trooper was able to call to the two people inside the vehicle, who responded and said they were alert and not seriously injured. Soon after, a Gooding County Sheriff's Deputy arrived on scene and the Trooper and Deputy were able to get an additional set of chains from a semi-truck driver, attach them to the dangling pick up, and provide additional strength to hold the pickup until rescue crews could arrive.

Soon a full team of emergency responders arrived on scene including a team of specially trained rope rescue paramedics, the Magic Valley Paramedics SORT, or Special Operations Rescue Team. SORT members were transported quickly to the incident by Air St Luke's Magic Valley. Once on scene, the SORT members were able to rappel down to the dangling pickup truck and attached a harness to each victim allowing rescuers to raise each to safety.

The two occupants of the pickup, a man and woman, were wearing seat belts which also helped hold them securely in the vehicle until rescuers arrived.

Vehicle Occupants: The driver of the pickup was a 67-year-old man from Garden City, Idaho. The passenger was a 64-year-old woman, also from Garden City. Both were transported to a Magic Valley hospital with what appeared to be non-life-threatening injuries.

Two small dogs were also in the pickup. Rescuers were able to get the dogs to safety as well. An ISP Trooper transported the dogs safely to the home of a family member in the Magic Valley.

"This was a tremendous team effort that took a quick response and really showed the dedication and training of our community of first responders," said Capt. David Neth of the Idaho State Police District 4 in Jerome. "This is something we train and prepare for, but when it happens and people's lives literally hang in the balance, it takes everyone working together, and then some."

"I am just so proud of our team. It shows what all agencies including Magic Valley Paramedics Special Operations Rescue Team (SORT), Air St. Luke's and St. Luke's Magic Valley Paramedics can do working together," said Chad Smith, Field Supervisor for Magic Valley Paramedics SORT and Flight Paramedic for Air St. Luke's.

This incident remains under investigation by the Idaho State Police. The Idaho State Police would like to thank all the responding agencies:
Idaho Transportation Department, Gooding County Sheriff's Deputies, Gooding County EMS, Gooding Fire Department, Gooding Rural Fire Department, the Jerome City Fire Department, Air St Luke's, Idaho Fish & Game, Jerome County Sheriff's Office.

Saturday, March 13, 2021

Injury Crash Westbound On I84 In Meridain

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For Immediate Release: 03/14/2021 12:25 a.m.
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On Friday, March 12, 2021, at 4:58 p.m., Idaho State Police investigated an injury crash westbound on I84 at mile marker 42, in Meridian.

Lauri L. Matthews, 56, of Nampa, was driving westbound on I84 in a 2019 Lexus NX. Matthews struck a 2013 Kia Optima, driven by Keri M. Berkfield, 31, of Caldwell. Two other vehicles were involved in the crash; a 2018 Kia Sportage, driven by Crystal D. Gehrmann, 46, of Nampa; and a 2018 GMC Sierra, driven by Jesus A. Mora Vazquez, 31, of Caldwell.

Matthews was transported by ground ambulance to St. Luke's Meridian Medical Center and Gehrmann was transported to St. Alphonsus Hospital in Nampa. All drivers were wearing seatbelts.

Several lanes of travel were blocked for approximately two hours. All lanes have re-opened.

This crash is under investigation.

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Minor Injury Crash on northbound US95 milepost 391

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For Immediate Release: 03/13/2021 8:54 pm
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On March 13, 2021, at approximately 12:20 p.m., the Idaho State Police investigated a two-vehicle minor injury crash on northbound US95 at milepost 391. This is approximately four miles south of Plummer in Benewah County, ID.

Riley A. Callahan, 19, of Desmet, ID, was traveling southbound in US95 at milepost 391 in a gray 2003 Ford Taurus. Nathan A. Smead, 44, of Vermont, was traveling northbound in a 2019 Kenworth semi-truck. Upon navigating a corner, Callahan drove left of center, and the two vehicles collided. The Taurus came to a rest in the trees on the east side of the road. The semi-truck stayed blocking one southbound lane of travel. Approximately 40-50 gallons of fuel was spilled from the semi-truck.
Also in Callahans car was a juvenile passenger.

Callahan was transported by ground ambulance to Kootenai Health, in Coeur d Alene, ID, where she was treated and released. She was not wearing a seatbelt.

The roadway was blocked for approximately 4 hours for the cleanup and vehicle recovery process.

This investigation is ongoing.

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Injury Crash Eastbound On I84 In Meridian

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For Immediate Release: 03/13/2021 8:25 p.m.
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On Friday, March 12, 2021, at 5:04 p.m., Idaho State Police investigated an injury crash eastbound on I84 at mile marker 43, in Meridian.

Tracy T. Goodloe, 54, of Boise, was driving eastbound on I84 on a 2016 Harley Davidson motorcycle. Goodloe failed to yield to slowing traffic ahead and rear ended a 2016 Kia Soul, driven by a female from Nampa.

Goodloe was not wearing a helmet and was transport by ground ambulance to St. Alphonsus Regional Medical Center in Boise. The female driver of the Kia Soul was wearing a seatbelt.

Several lanes of travel were blocked for approximately two hours. The lanes have re-opened.

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Injury Crash at State Street in Rathdrum, ID

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For Immediate Release: 03/13/2021 6:34 pm
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On March 13, 2021, at approximately 1:06 p.m., the Idaho State Police investigated a single-vehicle ATV injury crash on State Street in Rathdrum, ID. This is located in Kootenai County.

Joshua D. Edelblute, 31, of Rathdrum, ID, was traveling westbound on State Street at Roth Court on his 2016 Red Alterra ATV. Edelblute lost control, rolled the ATV on the roadway, and was ejected from riding on the side of the ATV. The ATV came to rest on its tires.

Edelblute was transported by ground ambulance to Kootenai Health in Coeur d Alene, ID. He was not wearing safety equipment.

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Friday, March 12, 2021

Injury Crash Near Jerome

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For Immediate Release: 03/12/21 5:15PM
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On March 12, 2021, at approximately 6:54 A.M., Idaho State Police investigated a two vehicle injury crash on Interstate 84 at 172, just east of Jerome.

Shane Williams 38, of Boise was driving eastbound on Interstate 84 in a 2005 Ford Taurus. Roma Sharma, 32, of Burien, Washington, was driving westbound on Interstate 84, in a 2018 Freightliner. Williams veered off the roadway, overcorrected, and struck Sharma's vehicle on the driver side. Williams' vehicle came to a rest partially in the eastbound travel lane and the paved shoulder.

The westbound lanes of interstate 84 were blocked for approximately four hours.

Williams was not wearing a seat belt, and was ejected, Williams was transported to St Luke's Magic Valley Regional Medical Center in Twin Falls by ground ambulance.

This crash is under investigation by the Idaho State Police.


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Thursday, March 11, 2021

Injury Crash SH41 at milepost 8, north of Rathdrum,Idaho

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For Immediate Release: 03/11/2021 5:30 pm
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On March 11th, 2021 at 3:48 pm, the Idaho State Police responded to an injury crash on SH41 at milepost 8, north of Rathdrum, Idaho. Kenneth J. Buell, 64 yoa, of Boise, Idaho was driving northbound on SH41 in a 2018 Kenworth tractor, pulling a 2013 Manac trailer. He had stopped in the lane of travel to make a left hand turn. Becky K. Dow, 43 yoa, of Spirit Lake, Idaho, was also northbound in a 2011 Toyota Sienna van. She failed to see Buell was stopped and collided with the rear of the truck. Dow, along with two juvenile passengers were transported to Kootenai Health. Buell was not injured in the crash. The roadway was blocked for approximately 1 hour. Investigation ongoing.

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Wednesday, March 10, 2021

Update: Fatal Crash in Caldwell Claims One

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For Immediate Release: 03/10/2021 09:00 A.M.
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208-884-7122


The Idaho State Police have located a vehicle and person of interest in the fatal hit and run that occurred in Caldwell Monday night.

A 23-year-old Caldwell man was killed after being hit by a vehicle about 10:30 p.m. Monday, March 8 on Montana Avenue between Helena Drive and Larch Street.

State Police Troopers appreciate the public's assistance with this case. The investigation remains ongoing.

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On Monday, March 8, 2021, at approximately 10:30 P.M., Idaho State Police investigated a vehicle versus pedestrian fatality crash, near Montana Avenue and Helena Drive in Caldwell.

A vehicle struck Derek Maxwell, 23, of Caldwell, on Montana Avenue between Helena Drive and Larch Street. Upon striking the male, the vehicle fled the scene. It is possibly a dark blue or black mid-2000s Ford Explorer or Ford Expedition.

If you have any information, please call the Idaho State Police Dispatch at (208) 846-7500. More information will be released as it becomes available. Next of kin has been notified.

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Tuesday, March 9, 2021

Fatal Crash in Caldwell Claims One; Suspect Flees the Scene

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On Monday, March 8, 2021, at approximately 10:30 P.M., Idaho State Police investigated a vehicle versus pedestrian fatality crash, near Montana Avenue and Helena Drive in Caldwell.

A vehicle struck Derek Maxwell, 23, of Caldwell, on Montana Avenue between Helena Drive and Larch Street. Upon striking the male, the vehicle fled the scene. It is possibly a dark blue or black mid-2000s Ford Explorer or Ford Expedition.

If you have any information, please call the Idaho State Police Dispatch at (208) 846-7500. More information will be released as it becomes available. Next of kin has been notified.


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Saturday, March 6, 2021

Injury crash NB US95 milepost 218 in Idaho County

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For Immediate Release: 03/06/2021 7:54 pm
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On March 6, 2021, at approximately 12:36 p.m., the Idaho State Police investigated a two-vehicle injury crash on northbound US95 at milepost 218. This is just south of White Bird in Idaho County, ID.

Farren L. Phillips, 30, of Lewiston, ID, was driving northbound on US95 in a gray 2000 Toyota Camry. Justin G. Beach, 48, of Weiser, ID, was driving southbound on US95 in a red 1996 Ford F250 with a trailer attached. The two vehicles collided at milepost 218.

Also in Phillips vehicle was a juvenile passenger. In Beachs vehicle was passenger Staci M. Colas, 38, of Weiser.

Ground ambulance transported Phillips to Saint Joseph Regional Medical Center, in Lewiston, ID, and Colas to Saint Alphonsus Regional Medical Center in Boise, ID.

Both lanes were blocked for approximately 2 hours until one lane was opened for alternating traffic.

This investigation is ongoing.

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Fatah crash EB SH6 milepost 101, west of Potlatch

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For Immediate Release: 03/06/2021 6:34 pm
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On March 6, 2021, at approximately 2:35 p.m., the Idaho State Police investigated a single-vehicle fatal crash on eastbound State Highway 6 at milepost 101. This is approximately 7 miles west of Potlatch in Latah County, ID.

Kurt A. Brantner, 56, of Palouse, WA, was traveling westbound on State Highway 6 in a 2016 Jeep Wrangler. Upon passing a vehicle, Brantner lost control on the right shoulder, crossed the center line, and his vehicle rolled.

Brantner was pronounced deceased at the scene. Next of kin have been notified. Brantner was not wearing a seatbelt.

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Incident on the State Capitol grounds is under review

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Approx. 100 people gathered on the steps of the Idaho State Capitol this morning for a permitted event.

During the event, an open flame was ignited in a barrel. Those involved with the event were informed both before and during the event that open flames are not allowed on State Capitol grounds.

The incident is under review.


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Friday, March 5, 2021

Aggressive and Inattentive Patrol Emphasis US12

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For Immediate Release: 3/5/2021 12:20 AM
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Idaho State Police plan to increase patrols to deter aggressive and inattentive driving on US Highway 12 between Lewiston and Orofino this afternoon (Friday, March 5, 2021). Troopers will be out looking for drivers who are speeding, weaving in and out of their lane, passing unsafely, tailgating, improper use of mobile devices, and other dangerous behavior. State police encourage anyone who witnesses such behavior to find a safe place and call 911. They should be prepared to give dispatchers their location, a description of the vehicle and, if possible, its license plate number.

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Monday, March 1, 2021

Fatal Crash East of Jerome

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For Immediate Release: 3/2/21 12:50 a.m.
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On Monday, March 1, 2021, at approximately 8:37 p.m., Idaho State Police investigated a single vehicle fatality crash, on Interstate 84 at milepost 169, east of Jerome.

Michael Martin, 62, of Jerome, Idaho, was driving eastbound on Interstate 84 on a 2007 Harley-Davidson motorcycle. Martin lost control of the motorcycle and landed off the right shoulder.

Martin succumbed to his injuries on scene. He was not wearing a helmet. Next of kin has been notified.


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Watch for Elk North of Pocatello

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Pocatello, Idaho 83204
(208) 239-9800 FAX: (208) 239-9885

For Immediate Release: 3/1/2021 4:25 a.m.
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Idaho State Police are urging motorists to be cautious of elk along Interstate 15 between Pocatello and Fort Hall.

In recent days ISP has investigated multiple crashes relating to vehicles striking elk while they crossed the interstate, north of Pocatello. The herd consists of roughly 100 elk, and the anticipation is that they will continue to pose a hazard for the time being.

If traveling through the area, use caution and safely reduce speeds if possible.

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Sunday, February 28, 2021

*** Request information from witnesses*** Fatality Crash, 3050 E. Mullan Ave, Post Falls Walmart

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For Immediate Release: 02/28/2021 11:36 am
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*** The Idaho State Police is requesting information from anyone who witnessed the fatality crash that occurred in the parking lot of Walmart, 3050 E Mullan Ave, Post Falls, ID on Saturday, February 27, 2021 at 8:23 am. Witnesses who have not already spoken with an investigator are urged to call the Idaho State Police District Office at 208/209-8730. Thank you for your assistance.***


On February 27th, 2021 at 08:40 am, the Idaho State Police responded to a vehicle versus pedestrian crash in the parking lot of Walmart, at 3050 E. Mullan Ave, Post Falls, Idaho. Jeremy S. Riggs, 49 YOA, of Post Falls, Idaho was southbound in the parking lot of Walmart in a 2013 Dodge Ram pickup when he made a left turn in front of the store, striking David L. Mallery, 73 YOA, of Post Falls, Idaho, who was exiting the store, walking northbound through the parking lot. Mallery succumbed to his injuries at the scene. The investigation is ongoing. 




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Saturday, February 27, 2021

Fatality Crash, 3050 E. Mullan Ave, Post Falls Walmart

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For Immediate Release: 02/27/2021 1:08 pm
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On February 27th, 2021 at 08:40 am, the Idaho State Police responded to a vehicle versus pedestrian crash in the parking lot of Walmart, at 3050 E. Mullan Ave, Post Falls, Idaho. Jeremy S. Riggs, 49 YOA, of Post Falls, Idaho was southbound in the parking lot of Walmart when he made a left turn in front of the store, striking David L. Mallery, 73 YOA, of Post Falls, Idaho, who was exiting the store, walking northbound through the parking lot. Mallery succumbed to his injuries at the scene. Investigation is ongoing.

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Friday, February 26, 2021

Fatal crash near Horseshoe Bend

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For Immediate Release: 02/26/2021 03:20 PM
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On Friday February 26, 2021, at approximately 12:10 p.m., the Idaho State Police investigated a fatal crash northbound on State Highway 55 at milepost 59, near Horseshoe Bend.

Everett Fowler, 69, of Boise, was traveling northbound in a White Ford F-350 pickup. Fowler failed to negotiate a curve descending a grade, went off the right shoulder and rolled. Fowler was ejected from the vehicle and succumbed to his injuries on scene of the crash.

Next of kin has been notified.


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Troopers ask the public's help in locating suspects who fled a traffic stop

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

For Immediate Release: 2/26/2021 1:45 p.m.
Please direct questions or tips to the District Office 208-528-3450

Idaho State Police are looking for the occupants of a vehicle that fled a traffic stop then rammed two patrol vehicles late last night just south of Idaho Falls.

Suspect Vehicle:
Dodge Avenger, black with 2T license plates and dark tinted windows.
The vehicle will have damage to the front, back, and driver's side rear panel.

What Happened: An Idaho State Police Trooper attempted to make a traffic stop on the above vehicle at approximately 10:50 p.m. last night on northbound Interstate 15. The driver initially slowed and pulled off the interstate at exit 108, but then quickly accelerated and drove back onto the freeway at an excessive speed. With the Trooper following, the suspect again left the interstate at exit 113, W. 65th South. The suspect vehicle continued to S. 45th West, then turned right on W. 33rd South.

As a second ISP Trooper was en route to assist, the suspect vehicle continued driving into the path of the Trooper on W. 33rd South. That Trooper attempted to stop the suspect vehicle, but when the vehicles collided, the Trooper's vehicle was pushed off the road and unable to continue.

The suspect vehicle again accelerated head-on into the path of the pursuing Trooper. That Trooper also attempted to stop the suspect vehicle using a PIT maneuver. The vehicles collided, but the suspect vehicle was able to continue on toward a more heavily populated area. For the safety of the public, the Trooper did not continue the pursuit.

The suspect vehicle was last seen headed eastbound on W. Sunnyside Road shortly after 11:00 p.m.

The driver and front-seat passenger of the suspect vehicle appeared to be males. Both are considered dangerous.

Idaho State Police are searching for the suspect vehicle and its occupants. Troopers are also requesting the public's help and are sharing the attached images.
Anyone with information is urged to contact the Idaho State Police District 6 office in Idaho Falls at 208-528-3450.

Thursday, February 25, 2021

Update: Fatality crash at 2600 N and 800 E, north of Monteview, in Jefferson County

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Idaho Falls, Idaho 83402-1828
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For Immediate Release: 2/25/2021 2:16 p.m.
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*****UPDATE*****

The intersection is now open.

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On Thursday, February 25, 2021, at approximately 8:14 a.m., Idaho State Police investigated a three-vehicle, fatality crash at the intersection of 2600 N and 800 E, 2 miles north of Monteview, in Jefferson County.

Leora Johnson, 21, of Monteview, was stopped at a stop sign eastbound on 2600 N in a 2000 Chevrolet Impala. Justin Pierce, 31, of Filer, was southbound on 800 N in a 1998 Peterbilt semi pulling three trailers. Michael Kuyper, 38, of Buhl, was stopped northbound on 800 N in a 2007 Kenworth pulling two trailers, waiting to turn left onto 2600 N. The Chevrolet entered the intersection and was struck by the Peterbilt. Both vehicles then collided with the front of the Kenworth.

Pierce and Kuyper were wearing seatbelts; Johnson was not. Johnson succumbed to her injuries at the scene of the crash. Next of kin has been notified. Pierce was transported to the Eastern Idaho Regional Medical Center in Idaho Falls by ground ambulance. The intersection is still blocked at this time.

The crash is under investigation by the Idaho State Police.


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Fatality crash at 2600 N and 800 E, north of Monteview, in Jefferson County

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Idaho Falls, Idaho 83402-1828
(208) 528-3400 FAX: (208) 528-3485

For Immediate Release: 2/25/2021 1:29 p.m.
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On Thursday, February 25, 2021, at approximately 8:14 a.m., Idaho State Police investigated a three-vehicle, fatality crash at the intersection of 2600 N and 800 E, 2 miles north of Monteview, in Jefferson County.

Leora Johnson, 21, of Monteview, was stopped at a stop sign eastbound on 2600 N in a 2000 Chevrolet Impala. Justin Pierce, 31, of Filer, was southbound on 800 N in a 1998 Peterbilt semi pulling three trailers. Michael Kuyper, 38, of Buhl, was stopped northbound on 800 N in a 2007 Kenworth pulling two trailers, waiting to turn left onto 2600 N. The Chevrolet entered the intersection and was struck by the Peterbilt. Both vehicles then collided with the front of the Kenworth.

Pierce and Kuyper were wearing seatbelts; Johnson was not. Johnson succumbed to her injuries at the scene of the crash. Next of kin has been notified. Pierce was transported to the Eastern Idaho Regional Medical Center in Idaho Falls by ground ambulance. The intersection is still blocked at this time.

The crash is under investigation by the Idaho State Police.


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Wednesday, February 24, 2021

Corrected information - Fatality crash US95 milepost 463 near Sagle

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District 1 Patrol 615 West Wilbur Ave. Coeur d'Alene, ID 83815
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For Immediate Release: 02/23/2021 7:21 PM
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***** Correction ***** The 2015 Subaru Outback was being driven by Alicia Allison, 51 years old, of Libby, Montana, and her passenger was Felicia Allison, 26 years old, of Dahlonega, Georgia.

On February 23, 2021, at approximately 12:49 p.m., the Idaho State Police investigated a three-vehicle fatality crash on US95 at milepost 463. This is approximately 6 miles south of Sagle in Bonner County, ID.

Robert J. Harp, 44, of Clark Fork, ID, was driving southbound on US95 in a white 1993 Dodge Shadow. Larry D. Court, 69, of Spokane Valley, WA, was driving northbound on US95 in a turquoise 1992 Ford Festiva. Harp drove left of center near the start of a sweeping corner, and the two vehicles collided. Both of the vehicles slid off the northbound shoulder and came to a rest.

Felicia M. Allison, 26, of Dahlonega, Georgia, was driving in a red 2015 Subaru Outback. She drove off of the right shoulder to avoid the crash and subsequently collided into a delineator post. Also in the vehicle was passenger Alicia G. Allison, 51, of Georgia.

Court was transported by LifeFlight to Kootenai Health, and was pronounced deceased after arrival. Next of kin has been notified.

All of the occupants were wearing seatbelts at the time of the crash. The northbound lane was blocked for approximately two hours.

Harp was charged with aggravated driving under the influence and vehicular manslaughter. This investigation is ongoing.

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Injury Crash EB I90 MP 14.3, Coeur d'Alene

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For Immediate Release: 02/24/2021 5:45 am
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On February 24, 2021, at approximately 02:46 a.m., the Idaho State Police investigated a single vehicle injury crash eastbound I90 at milepost 14.3, in Coeur d Alene. A silver 2002 Mazda Tribute was traveling eastbound near milepost 14 when it went off the roadway striking the shoulder concrete barrier. The vehicle subsequently overturned multiple times and came to rest in the gore area of the exit 15 off ramp. Names and further information will be released after further investigation.


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Tuesday, February 23, 2021

Fatality crash US95 milepost 463 near Sagle

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For Immediate Release: 02/23/2021 7:21 PM
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On February 23, 2021, at approximately 12:49 p.m., the Idaho State Police investigated a three-vehicle fatality crash on US95 at milepost 463. This is approximately 6 miles south of Sagle in Bonner County, ID.

Robert J. Harp, 44, of Clark Fork, ID, was driving southbound on US95 in a white 1993 Dodge Shadow. Larry D. Court, 69, of Spokane Valley, WA, was driving northbound on US95 in a turquoise 1992 Ford Festiva. Harp drove left of center near the start of a sweeping corner, and the two vehicles collided. Both of the vehicles slid off the northbound shoulder and came to a rest.

Felicia M. Allison, 26, of Dahlonega, Georgia, was driving in a red 2015 Subaru Outback. She drove off of the right shoulder to avoid the crash and subsequently collided into a delineator post. Also in the vehicle was passenger Alicia G. Allison, 51, of Georgia.

Court was transported by LifeFlight to Kootenai Health, and was pronounced deceased after arrival. Next of kin has been notified.

All of the occupants were wearing seatbelts at the time of the crash. The northbound lane was blocked for approximately two hours.

Harp was charged with aggravated driving under the influence and vehicular manslaughter. This investigation is ongoing.

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Sunday, February 21, 2021

Injury Crash West Of Swan Valley

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Idaho Falls, Idaho 83402-1828
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For Immediate Release: 02/21/2021 5:25 p.m.

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On Sunday, February 21, 2021, at 11:43 a.m., Idaho State Police investigated an injury crash eastbound on US26 at mile marker 360.3, west of Swan Valley.

Justin R. Miller, 45, of Rigby, was traveling westbound on US26 in a 2010 Toyota Highlander. Justin R. Wood, 31, of Blackfoot, attempted to cross US26 on a snowmobile and struck the Toyota. Wood was transported by ground ambulance to Eastern Idaho Regional Medical Center.

Miller and his passengers, Alan K. Young, 64, of Rigby, and John S. Griffith, 57 of, Rigby, were all wearing seatbelts. Wood was wearing a helmet.

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Saturday, February 20, 2021

Semi Crash on Interstate 15, near Roberts

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Idaho Falls, Idaho 83402-1828
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For Immediate Release: 02/20/2021 1:55 PM
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On Saturday, February 20, at 7:45 AM, Idaho State Police investigated a crash on Interstate 15 at mile marker 135, near Roberts.

Lam Weyouar Bor, 33, of Alberta, Canada, was driving southbound on Interstate 15 in a 2019 Freightliner semi pulling a reefer trailer. David Hamilton, 43, of Corvallis, Montana, was driving northbound in a 2017 Peterbuilt semi pulling a car hauler trailer. Weyouar Bor lost control of the semi, crossed over the median and struck Hamilton in the northbound lanes. There was lane blockage for approximately 4 hours.

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Wednesday, February 17, 2021

Crash in Twin Falls County Sends Three People to the Hospital

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For Immediate Release: February 17, 2021 at 7:15 p.m.
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On February 17, 2021, at approximately 4:25 p.m., Idaho State Police investigated a two-vehicle crash near the intersection of 3500 E and Addison Ave., in Twin Falls County.


Alexandria R. Fransden, 22, of Kimberly, ID, was driving northbound on 3500 E, in a 1997 Ford Explorer. William R. Rice, 60, of Murtaugh, ID, was driving westbound on Addison Ave., in a 2017 Ford Escape. Frandsen stopped at a stop sign, then proceeded into the intersection, failing to yield the right of way to Rice. The vehicles collided in the intersection.

Verla K. Rice, 74, of Murtaugh, ID, was a passenger in Rice's vehicle. Frandsen, William Rice, and Verla Rice were transported by ground ambulance to St. Luke's Magic Valley Medical Center, in Twin Falls.

The crash remains under investigation.

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Saturday, February 13, 2021

Winter Storm Traveling Through Idaho

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District 4 Patrol 218 West Yakima, Jerome, ID 83338-5904 (208) 324-6000
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For Immediate Release: 02/13/2021 6:15 p.m.
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A winter storm with ground blizzard conditions is traveling through Idaho. Motorists should plan for possible temporary closures and delays until the weather improves.

If motorists are traveling, slow down and watch for Idaho State Police troopers and other emergency responders. They're working along with Idaho Transportation Department snowplows to get traffic moving as soon as possible.

Winter driving can be challenging. Reduce speed, leave more room between vehicles, drive engaged and alert, to reduce chances of being involved in a crash.

For updated road conditions, go to Idaho511 at 511.idaho.gov, or download the free app.


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Fatality crash Pine St/Syringa Heights in Dover, ID

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For Immediate Release: 02/13/2021 11:15 AM
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On February 12th, 2021 at approximately 5:43 PM a fatality crash occurred on Pine St near the intersection with Syringa Heights Rd in Dover, ID in Bonner County. Jon D. Briggs, 28, of Sandpoint, ID was driving a 1999 Lincoln Continental Westbound on Pine St when he drove across the eastbound lane and off the shoulder of the roadway. The vehicle impacted a culvert which caused it to roll, ejecting Briggs, as he was not wearing a seatbelt. Briggs was pronounced deceased at the scene. Investigation continues. Next of kin has been notified.

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