Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Three Vehicle Crash in Blackfoot Sends Two to the Hospital

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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: 11/21/12 8:05 pm
Please direct questions to the District Office

On Wednesday November 21, 2012 at approximately 6:00 p.m., the Idaho State Police investigated a three vehicle crash on SH39 at 500 W in Blackfoot. Sarah Uptain, 23 of Blackfoot was westbound on SH39 in a 2000 Kia Sportage when she stopped to make a left turn onto 500 W. Kimberly Martinez, 21 of Pingree, was stopped behind Uptain in a 2010 Ford Fusion. Quinton Blackburn, 91, of Springfield, was westbound on SH39 when he failed to stop, striking Martinez's vehicle. Martinez's vehicle was forced into Uptain's Kia. Blackburn and his passenger, Velda Blackburn, 88, of Springfield, were transported by ground ambulance to Bingham Memorial. Everyone was wearing seatbelts and alcohol was not involved.

This crash is still under investigation by the Idaho State Police.