Sunday, July 29, 2012

Crash on US Highway 30 east of Lava Hot Springs ** Final Update **

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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: 07/29/2012 6:10 p.m.
Please direct questions to the District Office

** Final Update **

On July 29, 2012, at approximately 3:28 p.m., the Idaho State Police responded to a one vehicle roll over crash on US Hwy 30, east of Lava Hot Springs. Brian Grunig, 53, of Pocatello, was traveling westbound on US Hwy 30, driving a 2002 Ford F250 pickup truck, towing a fifth wheel travel trailer and a utility trailer. The utility trailer started to "fish-tail" and Grunig lost control of his vehicle. The Ford truck crashed into the guardrail and the truck and fifth wheel trailer rolled on to the driver's side. The utility trailer jack knifed but stayed upright. Grunig, his wife and two children were wearing seatbelts and were not injured in the crash. The highway was blocked for two hours and traffic was detoured around the scene via the old Blazer highway.

The Idaho State Police was assisted by Bannock County Search and Rescue, Lava EMS, Caribou County Sheriff and ITD.

** Update 1 **

Further information with regard to the crash on US Hwy 30. The roadway is now open allowing one lane for east and one lane for westbound traffic to proceed through the scene

** Original Release **

The Idaho State Police along with the Bannock County Search and Rescue and EMS are on the scene of a one vehicle roll over crash on US Highway 30 east of Lava Hot Springs. The highway is blocked and motorists are being detoured onto the Old Blazer Highway around the crash scene. There are no injuries, and the State Police is currently investigating the crash. Further information will be available later in the evening.