June 25, 2022
The Pocatello Police Department is requesting that anyone with information relevant to a June 23 traffic fatality share that information with them. Their emailed announcement reads:
On 6/23/22 at 1123pm the Pocatello Police was called to assist the Idaho State Police with a male being reported as walking out in front of oncoming vehicles in the area of I-15 and milepost 71. An Idaho State Trooper located the male near milepost 71 and attempted to contact the subject. The male subject resisted the Trooper and the Trooper attempted to restrain the male. The male was able to get away and went into traffic where he was hit by an oncoming vehicle. The unknown driver and vehicle left the scene. The pedestrian did not survive. The name of the victim is not being released pending family notifications and release from the Coroner. The Pocatello Police Department is investigating the incident and more information will be released at a later time. If anyone has any information about this incident please contact the Pocatello Police Department at 208-234-6142 or the City Public Information Officer, Marlise Irby, at 208-244-9311.