Man dies after running onto I-15
The following is a news release from the Pocatello Police Department.
On Thursday at 11:23 p.m., 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.
Pocatello Public Information Officer Marlise Irby explained to EastIdahoNews.com that despite officers and troopers being at the scene, little is known about the driver or their vehicle.
As part of their investigation, officers are reviewing body and dash cam footage in search of a vehicle description. Officers are also attempting to speak with witnesses in search of the vehicle and driver.
Any tips that could help identify the vehicle can be directed to the department, at (208) 234-6142 or Irby, at (208) 244-9311.
EastIdahoNews.com will provide updates to this story as more details become available.