Chubbuck, ID. – On Wednesday, January 3, 2018, Idaho State Police investigated a two-vehicle, fatality crash at the intersection of U.S. Hwy 91 and West Reservation Road, north of Chubbuck.
Tia Ritter, age 21, of Pocatello, was driving a 2007 Suzuki Forenza sedan west on West Reservation Road and failed to stop at the stop sign at the intersection with U.S. 91. Ritter’s vehicle collided with a 2004 GMC Sierra pickup which was being driven north on U.S. 91 by Robert Boettcher, age 61, of Pocatello.
Ritter and her passenger, Charles Haynes, age 37, of Pocatello, were transported by ground ambulance to Portneuf Medical Center in Pocatello. Haynes was pronounced deceased at the hospital. Boettcher was transported to Portneuf Medical Center in Pocatello by private vehicle.
The intersection was blocked for approximately three and a half hours. The crash remains under investigation.
Update: Sedan driver Tia Ritter was arrested and charged with the following crimes: Vehicular manslaughter, possession of a controlled substance with intent to deliver, and a prior misdemeanor warrant out of Bannock County Sheriff’s Office