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Posted on: September 3, 2019

Press Release: One Vehicle Rollover on US Highway 20 at MP 170

Martin Crash Press Release 09-03-19

On September 1st, 2019 at approximately 11:21 PM deputies from the Blaine County Sheriff’s Office responded to a single vehicle rollover crash on US Highway 20 at mile post 170 near Moonstone Landing.

Deputies made contact with the sole occupant and driver of the silver 1996 Toyota 4Runner, Riley O. Martin, age 27 of Boise, Idaho. Martin sustained serious injuries in the crash. A witness and the crash investigation revealed that Martin was driving west bound, suddenly swerved causing the vehicle to leave the roadway, over corrected and crossed back on the roadway and rolled approximately 2 times. The vehicle came to a rest on its top on the north side of the road.

During the investigation of the crash deputies observed beer cans and an alcohol container in the vehicle and near where the vehicle came to a rest. Martin was wearing his seat belt at the time of the crash.

Martin was transported by air ambulance to St. Alphonsus Regional Medical Center in Boise, Idaho.

Alcohol is suspected in the crash and charges are pending following toxicology results.

Sheriff Steve Harkins

Posted September 3, 2019 9:50 AM

CONTACT:    Holly Carter – Blaine County Sheriff’s Office (208) 788-5536    End.###

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