UPDATE: Female Officer Involved in Southern Idaho Fatality Accident
UPDATE FROM IDAHO STATE POLICE 020224 8:25 PM -
- At this point, investigating troopers believe the patrol vehicle, driven by a 38-year-old female deputy with the Bingham County Sheriff's Office, was traveling westbound on 600 North when it drifted across the middle of the road and entered the eastbound lane of travel and collided with the eastbound 2002 Dodge Ram 2500. Following the collision, both vehicles came to a stop off the roadway. All occupants were trapped in their vehicles until extricated by medical/rescue personnel.
- The driver of the Ram, an 80-year-old man, succumbed to his injuries at the scene, and the passenger, a 76-year-old female, was transported by ground ambulance for serious injuries. Both occupants were from Shelley.
- The deputy, who has approximately nine years of patrol experience, was transported by ground ambulance with critical injuries.
ORIGINAL STORY - Idaho State Police have been asked to investigate a fatality accident that happened Thursday afternoon in Southern Idaho.
1 Dead, 2 Injured in Officer-Involved Crash in Southern Idaho
The Bingham County Sheriff’s Office responded to a crash Thursday afternoon around 1 PM at the 600 block of N 1100 E. The accident involved one of their deputies and a civilian pickup truck:
Arriving deputies located the crash and provided emergency medical aid to the male driver of a Dodge pickup. The driver succumbed to his injuries. The female passenger in the Dodge sustained injuries. The female deputy, who drove a marked Ford SUV, suffered serious injuries. Both females were transported to nearby hospitals for medical treatment.
BCSO requested the Idaho State Police (ISP) investigate the crash. The factors and dynamics of the incident are under investigation. However, preliminary findings indicate that the occupants of the Dodge were not wearing seatbelts while the deputy did.
Idaho State Police will provide updates as they investigate and more information becomes available.
Bingham County officers responded to 88 accidents in the first month of 2024, initiating 559 traffic stops and acting out 72 arrests for felonies, misdemeanors, and drug-related charges.
Idaho State Police Respond to 3 Fatality Accidents This Week
In addition to the accident ISP is investigating in Bingham County, they responded to 3 other fatal accidents in Southern Idaho this week. Sunday night a female teen rolled her car on I84 and passed away after being transported to the hospital. A man was killed in an accident with a semi-truck on Wednesday afternoon and another male driver was killed in a single-vehicle accident near New Plymouth on Thursday morning.
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