The Idaho State Police (ISP) are currently investigating a tragic single-vehicle fatality crash that took place on Sunday, March 24, 2024, at approximately 6:30 a.m. The incident occurred on the northbound lanes of I15 at milepost 110.5, near Shelley, Idaho.

Details of the Incident

According to an ISP press release, the vehicle involved was a 2013 Honda CR-V, driven by a 59-year-old male resident of Idaho Falls. Initial reports suggest that the vehicle veered into the median and subsequently overcorrected its course. This led to the vehicle traversing across the northbound lanes of travel before ultimately rolling over and coming to a stop on the right shoulder.

Tragically, a 57-year-old female passenger, also from Idaho Falls, was ejected from the vehicle during the crash and succumbed to her injuries at the scene.

Seatbelt Usage and Injury Status

The driver of the vehicle was reported to have been wearing a seatbelt at the time of the incident, while the passenger was not restrained.

Following the crash, emergency responders swiftly attended to the scene. The driver, who sustained injuries during the crash, was promptly transported by ground ambulance to a nearby hospital for medical treatment.

Ongoing Investigation

The circumstances surrounding the crash are currently under investigation by the Idaho State Police. Authorities are likely to conduct a thorough examination of the crash site, gather witness statements, and analyze any available evidence to determine the factors contributing to this tragic incident.

As the investigation progresses, further updates regarding the crash may be provided by the Idaho State Police to shed more light on the sequence of events leading to the fatality.

In light of this unfortunate event, the ISP urges all motorists to exercise caution, adhere to traffic laws, and prioritize safety measures such as seatbelt usage while traveling on the roadways.

Our hearts go out to the loved ones of the person who passed away.

Other Recent Fatal Accidents in Idaho

This incident follows other fatal accidents that have occurred in both Northern and Southern Idaho over the last several weeks. 

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