Saturday, September 23, 2017

Injury Crash On U.S. Highway 20 Near Thornton

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Idaho State Police
District 6 1540 Foote Dr.
Idaho Falls, Idaho 83402-1828
(208) 525-7377 FAX: (208) 525-7294

For Immediate Release: 9/23/2017 5:15 p.m.
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On Saturday, September 23, 2017, at approximately 1:42 p.m., the Idaho State Police investigated a one-vehicle rollover crash on westbound U.S. Highway 20 at milepost 327.7, near Thornton.

Amy L. Tonks, age 39, of Idaho Falls, was driving eastbound on U.S. Highway 20 in a 1999 Isuzu Truck when a tire blew. Tonk lost control of the vehicle, went through the median, rolled, coming to rest on its top blocking both the westbound lanes. Tonks and her passenger, Kevin G. Tonks, age 57, of Idaho Falls, were transported by ground ambulance to the Eastern Idaho Medical Center, in Idaho Falls.

Both westbound lanes of U.S. Highway 20 were blocked for approximately an hour and a half. The left lane remained blocked for an additional hour and a half. Madison County Sheriff's Office and the Idaho Transportation Department assisted the Idaho State Police at the scene. This crash is under investigation by the Idaho State Police.

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Friday, September 22, 2017

Injury crash US95 MP 291.9 Culdesac

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District 2 Patrol 2700 North and South Highway Lewiston, ID 83501-1732
(208) 799-5151
Fax (208) 799-5146

For Immediate Release: 09/22/17 7:01 PM
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On September 22, 2017, approximately 3:12 pm, Wilma Baerlocher, 68, of Lewiston, ID, was driving northbound on US Highway 95 at milepost 291.9 in Nez Perce County in a Lexus SUV when she drove left of center into the southbound lane and struck a southbound Ford Ranger driven by a juvenile female. The Ranger came to rest blocking the southbound lane. After the collision, the Lexus crossed the southbound lane and drove off the roadway, rolled, and came to rest on its passenger side. A Hummer H3 driven Kimberly Schmidt, 49, of Greencreek, ID, was driving south behind the Ranger when the crash occurred. Schmidt drove off the southbound shoulder in an attempt to avoid being struck by the Lexus, but was unable to avoid a collision, and her vehicle was struck by the Lexus. Schmidt was extricated from the vehicle and transported to St. Joseph Regional Medical Center. Baerlocher and the juvenile female driver refused treatment. Baerlocher was cited for inattentive/careless driving. All drivers were wearing their seat belts at the time of the crash. Both lanes of US 95 were blocked for approximately two hours for crash investigation and vehicle recovery.

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Thursday, September 21, 2017

Final Update: Crash Eastbound On I84 Near Black Canyon Blocking

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District 3 Patrol 700 S. Stratford Dr., Meridian 83642
(208) 846-7550
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For Immediate Release: 09/21/2017 6:45 pm
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***Final Update***

The correct mile marker for this crash was 12, not 13.

On Thursday, September 21, 2017, at 3:41 pm, Idaho State Police investigated a fatality crash eastbound on I84 at mile marker 12, west of Black Canyon.

William R. Dudley, 59, of Middleton, was driving eastbound on I84 in a 2000 Chevrolet C1500. Dudley drove off the right shoulder, over corrected, came back on the roadway, and rolled. The pickup came to rest in the median.

Dudley succumbed to his injuries on scene. He was wearing his seatbelt.

Both eastbound and westbound lanes were partially blocked for approximately one and a half hours.

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All lanes on I84 have been re-opened.

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Idaho State Police is investigating a crash with blockage eastbound I84 at mile marker 13, near Black Canyon.

The left lane on both the eastbound and westbound side is blocked.

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Update: Crash Eastbound On I84 Near Black Canyon Blocking

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District 3 Patrol 700 S. Stratford Dr., Meridian 83642
(208) 846-7550
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For Immediate Release: 09/21/2017 5:36 pm
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***Update***

All lanes on I84 have been re-opened.

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Idaho State Police is investigating a crash with blockage eastbound I84 at mile marker 13, near Black Canyon.

The left lane on both the eastbound and westbound side is blocked.

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Crash Eastbound On I84 Near Black Canyon Blocking

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District 3 Patrol 700 S. Stratford Dr., Meridian 83642
(208) 846-7550
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For Immediate Release: 09/21/2017 4:55 pm
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Idaho State Police is investigating a crash with blockage eastbound I84 at mile marker 13, near Black Canyon.

The left lane on both the eastbound and westbound side is blocked.

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Interstate 15 Traffic Blockage South of Blackfoot - Southbound Lane

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Idaho State Police
District 5 5255 S. 5th Avenue, Suite 2
Pocatello, Idaho 83204
(208) 239-9800 FAX: (208) 239-9885

For Immediate Release: 9/21/2017 at 1:24 p.m.
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*****UPDATE*****UPDATE*****UPDATE*****

All lanes of traffic are now clear. Traffic remains slow in both the northbound and southbound lanes in the area.

*****END OF UPDATE*****END OF UPDATE*****

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Idaho State Police is on scene of a motorist assist in the construction zone on Interstate 15 at milepost 86.5, in the southbound lane. Southbound traffic has come to a standstill and is currently being diverted off Interstate 15 at the south Blackfoot exchange at milepost 89. Northbound traffic has also slowed in the area.

Recovery equipment is en route, but there is not yet a time estimate for the removal of the blocking vehicle. An update will be issued when the situation has been resolved.

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Interstate 15 Traffic Blockage South of Blackfoot - Southbound Lane

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District 5 5255 S. 5th Avenue, Suite 2
Pocatello, Idaho 83204
(208) 239-9800 FAX: (208) 239-9885

For Immediate Release: 9/21/2017 at 12:54 p.m.
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Idaho State Police is on scene of a motorist assist in the construction zone on Interstate 15 at milepost 86.5, in the southbound lane. Southbound traffic has come to a standstill and is currently being diverted off Interstate 15 at the south Blackfoot exchange at milepost 89. Northbound traffic has also slowed in the area.

Recovery equipment is en route, but there is not yet a time estimate for the removal of the blocking vehicle. An update will be issued when the situation has been resolved.

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