Saturday, July 28, 2012

Three Vehicle Crash on US91 North of Chubbuck

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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: 07/28/12 at 02:15 a.m.
Please direct questions to the District Office

On July 27, 2012, at approximately 7:15 p.m., Idaho State Police investigated a three-vehicle crash on US91 at milepost 83, north of Chubbuck. Gwendolyn Kiggins, age 59, of Pocatello, Idaho, was driving west on Tyhee Rd in a 2007 Mitsubishi Eclipse. Kiggins failed to yield at the stop sign on Tyhee Rd at US91. Ana Mendiola, age 28, of Blackfoot, Idaho, was driving south on US91, in a 2000 Volkswagen Jetta. Kiggins entered the intersection, and struck Mendiola's vehicle. Gary Johnson, age 59, of Pocatello, Idaho, was stopped at the stop sign on the west side of US91 and Tyhee Rd, in a 2001 GMC pickup. Kiggins' vehicle struck Johnson's vehicle.

Mendiola was not wearing a seatbelt. It is unknown if Kiggins and Johnson were wearing seatbelts. All three were transported by ground ambulance to Portneuf Medical Center in Pocatello, Idaho. Alcohol is believed to be a factor.

Idaho State Police were assisted by Bannock County Sheriff's Office, Chubbuck Police Department, and Bannock County Search and Rescue.

The investigation is continuing.