Saturday, November 29, 2014

Multiple Vehicle Crash Near Roberts

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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: 11/29/2014 11:30 p.m.

Please direct questions to the District Office

On Saturday, November 29th, 2014, at 2:41 p.m., the Idaho State Police investigated multiple vehicle injury crashes on Interstate 15 at milepost 129, near Roberts.

The crashes were the result of high winds causing blowing dust and many of the drivers were driving too fast when entering the dust storm with zero visibility, causing a chain reaction crash. Vehicles involved were two commercial vehicles, three pickups, 2 SUV's, and 2 passenger cars.

There were ten patients transported by ground ambulance to Eastern Idaho Regional Medical Center in Idaho Falls.
Interstate 15 was closed from milepost 119 to 135 in both directions for approximately 7 hours.

The crashes are under investigation by the Idaho State Police who were assisted by Jefferson County Sheriff's Office and the Idaho Transportation Department for the road closure.

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