Man Seriously Injured Following Rollover Near Mountain Home


By Paul Johnson

Mountain Home, Idaho ( KMVT-TV / KSVT-TV ) - Elmore County Sheriff Deputies say one person was seriously injured after he was ejected from the vehicle he was driving. The accident happened just before 8pm Thursday night. The one vehicle rollover happened on I-84 milepost 98. Elmore Ambulance, Extrication crews, the Mountain Home Rural Fire Department and Air Saint Luke’s all responded to the scene. The driver of a 2004 Jeep Cherokee was traveling eastbound on the interstate.
Deputy Nick Griffin said the Jeep drifted off the right shoulder for unknown reasons. The driver overcorrected the steering to the left and lost control of the Jeep. The Jeep slid across both eastbound travel lanes, striking a 2009 Nissan Sentra, driven by a couple from Spokane, Washington. Both the Nissan and the Jeep entered the median. The driver of the Nissan was able to maintain control of the car and it came to a stop in the median. The Jeep rolled as it crossed the median. It completely crossed the median and entered the westbound travel lanes. It continued to roll as it crossed both westbound lanes. The Jeep rolled off the north side of the interstate and came to rest on its right side.

The driver of the Jeep, Bryan Frank Hartley, age 37, of Montpelier, Idaho, was not wearing a seatbelt and was ejected from the vehicle. Mr. Hartley sustained serious, life-threatening injuries during the crash. He was flown by air ambulance to Saint Alphonsus Regional Medical Center in Boise for treatment.

The occupants of the Nissan were wearing their seatbelts, were not injured and did not require treatment.

Alcohol was found to be a contributing factor in the crash. Test results are pending.

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