Friday, January 23, 2015

Final Update-Vehicle Verses Train Crash in Pocatello

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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: 01/23/15 9:00 pm
Please direct questions to the District Office

**Final Update**

Fernandez was issued a citation.

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The road is back open at this time

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On Thursday, January 23, 2015, at approximately 5:20 pm the Idaho State Police investigated a vehicle verses train crash at Dekay Road and Tyhee Road in Pocatello. Chase Fernandez, 23, of Pocatello, was eastbound on Tyhee Road in a 1993 Chevrolet Blazer, and stopped at the rail crossing. A Union Pacific train was traveling northbound; Fernandez failed to yield to the train. The train struck the rear passenger side of Fernandez's vehicle.

Fernandez was wearing a seatbelt and was not injured. The road is still blocked at this time. This crash is under investigation by the Idaho State Police. The Idaho State Police were assisted by Chubbuck PD, Bannock County Sherriff's Office and Bannock County Search & Rescue.


**end of update**

The Idaho State Police is at the scene of vehicle verses train crash at Dekay Road and Tyhee Road in Pocatello. Traffic is blocked at this time; police are advising traffic to avoid the area. More Information will follow when it is available.