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Posted on: July 22, 2019

Press Release – Single Vehicle Rollover Fatality

On Thursday, July 18, 2019, at approximately 6:43 p.m., deputies from the Blaine County Sheriff Office were dispatched to a single-vehicle rollover at milepost 191 on US Highway 20, just east of Picabo, Idaho.

Upon arrival, deputies found the single occupant of the vehicle, Yvette M. Cabrito, age 34 of Bellevue, Idaho, deceased. It was determined that Cabrito was driving eastbound on Hwy 20 in a 2003 Honda Civic when she lost control. Based on the investigation and witness statements, Cabrito’s vehicle left the roadway at a high rate of speed, rolling numerous times and coming to rest approximately 350 feet from the pavement. Cabrito was not wearing a seatbelt and was ejected in the crash. Speed and alcohol are suspected to be a factor. 

Sheriff Steve Harkins wants to again remind our citizens and visitors to drive responsibly. Harkins, stated, “We have had far too many tragedies this year in Blaine County. Always drive with patience and respect, obey traffic laws and speed limits, don’t drive distracted, and don’t ever drink and drive. You not only danger yourself but many innocent people who travel on our roadways. I ask you to have these conversations with family members and friends and help us reduce these horrible tragedies. In 2018, we had 3 vehicle-related fatalities in Blaine County, Idaho. In 2019, we have already seen that number increase to 9 vehicle-related fatalities, which is more than the last five years combined in Blaine County. We can’t stress it enough—seatbelts save lives. Please wear your seatbelt.“

Sheriff Steve Harkins

Posted July 22, 2019 @ 11:00 am

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