One Injured in Vehicle Crashes Following Police Pursuit
Jerome, Idaho (KMVT-TV / KSVT-TV) - A Police pursuit along I-84 near milepost 177 has led to a crash that has injured one person.
Authorities are investigating a crash that occurred around 3 pm this Tuesday afternoon near milepost 177 along I-84. The Idaho State Police originally begin the pursuit in along 1-15 in Bingham County earlier in the afternoon. That was called off for safety reasons. Then the driver was spotted driving recklessly in Minidoka County along I-84 at which point Minidoka county authorities along with the Idaho State Police began the chase again. Again, due to safety concerns, that chase was called off.
The car was then again spotted in Jerome County along I-84. Police did deploy spike strips but it’s not known if that was the cause for the accident or if the driver was attempting to avoid them when she wrecked the car.
The driver of the vehicle has been identified as Misti Prestwitch, 29 of Idaho Falls. She was taken into custody and was transported to St. Luke’s in Twin Falls by ambulance. When police did a quick check, it was revealed that she had several outstanding warrants for her arrest.
The Idaho State Police is investigating the crash. Minidoka County is handling the arrest. Others on scene include members of the Jerome County Sheriff’s department, the Rock Creek Fire department, and paramedics.
The extent of injuries to the driver is not known.