One teen is dead and another is injured after a rollover crash on U.S. Highway 26/93 near Carey on Nov. 22.
According to a news release from the Blaine County Sheriff’s Office, personnel responded at 1:34 p.m. to a report of a single-vehicle rollover accident around mile marker 196.2. Radio traffic at the time indicated that the accident prompted a response from Wood River Fire & Rescue, Blaine County Sheriff’s Office, Idaho State Police and the Carey Fire Department Quick Response Unit.
According to the release, a southbound silver Isuzu Ascender “left the roadway and had rolled multiple times.” The driver, 17-year-old Roberto C. Gonzales-Reyes, of Roberts, was ejected from the vehicle, the release stated, and personnel found Gonzales-Reyes “in sagebrush and rocks.” He was declared dead at the scene, the release stated.
A 17-year-old passenger, Juan P. Garcia-Flores, of Roberts, was found injured inside the vehicle, the release stated, and personnel transported him to the Carey Airport, where he was flown by air ambulance helicopter to Portneuf Medical Center in Pocatello, where he is in stable condition.
The release stated that neither teen was wearing a seatbelt and that speed may have been a factor in the crash.