Thursday, June 14, 2012

Cattle on US30 near Lava Hot Springs Cause two Crashes

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Idaho State Police
District 5 5205 South 5th Ave.
Pocatello, Idaho 83204-2299
(208) 236-6466 FAX: (208) 236-6068

For Immediate Release: 06/14/12 2:30 am
Please direct questions to the District Office

On June 13th, 2012 at approximately 11:20 pm, the Idaho State Police investigated two separate crashes eastbound US30 at milepost 365 near Lava Hot Springs involving cattle. Michelle Friedel, 33 of McCammon, was traveling eastbound in a 2005 Kia Optima when she struck a cow. Leanne Facer, 44 of Lava Hot Springs, was traveling behind Friedel when she struck an additional 3 cows. Facer had to be extricated from her vehicle and was transported to Portneuf Medical Center with non-life threatening injuries. Both drivers were wearing seatbelts.

Idaho State Police were assisted at scene by Bannock County Sheriffs. The crash is still under investigation.