Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Fatality Crash South of Idaho Falls

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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: 11/21/2012 2:00 am

Please direct questions to the District Office

On Tuesday, November 20, 2012, at approximately 5:30 pm, Idaho State Police investigated a fatality crash in the intersection of US91 and W 65th S Rd, also known as the York Exchange south of Idaho Falls.

Christine M. Stankiewicz, age 34, of Shelley was driving north on US 91 in a 2003 Saturn Vue. Julie A Stauffer, age 48, of Idaho Falls was driving west on W 65th S Road in a 2007 Toyota Tacoma pickup. Both vehicles entered the intersection where the collision occurred. The Saturn Vue then slid into a 2011 Toyota Sienna Van that was stopped at the southbound light on US91, driven by Tahnee M. Wheeler, age 34, of Shelley.

Stankiewicz and a minor child were transported by ambulance to the Eastern Idaho Regional Medical Center in Idaho Falls where they were treated and released. Mary C. McHugh, 59, of Shelley, a passenger in Stankiewicz's vehicle, died on scene. Wheeler and her two minor children were not transported.

This crash is still under investigation by the Idaho State Police. Idaho State Police was assisted by the Bonneville County Sheriff's Office, the Idaho Falls Fire Department and Idaho Falls Police Department.

If you have any information that may help Idaho State Police with this investigation, you are asked to contact the Idaho State Police Dispatch at (208) 525-7277.