Idaho State Police
District 5 5205 South 5th Ave.
Pocatello, Idaho 83204-2299
(208) 236-6466 FAX: (208) 236-6068
For Immediate Release: April 5, 2015 1:50 a.m.
Please direct questions to the District Office
On Saturday, April 04, 2015, at approximately 10:20 p.m., the Idaho State Police investigated a two-vehicle, injury crash northbound Interstate 15 at mile marker 12, near Malad. Carl Marler, 23, of Pocatello, was northbound on I15 in a 2004 Chrysler Sebring. Kristin Kopplin, 51, of Missoula, MT, was also northbound on I15 in a 2007 Toyota Tacoma. Marler was attempting to pass Kopplin's vehicle when he struck the Tacoma on the driver's side. Marler's vehicle came to rest upright on the median side while Kopplin's vehicle rolled and came to rest on its top on the right shoulder.
Marler and his passenger, Elisabeth Clonts, 23, of Pocatello were transported to Oneida County Hospital by ground ambulance. Kopplin, her passenger Julian Colescott, 53, of Missoula, MT, and two juvenile passengers were also transported to Oneida County Hospital by ground ambulance.
Marler was wearing his seatbelt while his passenger, Clonts was not. Kopplin, and all her passengers were wearing their seatbelts. This crash is under investigation by the Idaho State Police.
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The Idaho State Police is investigating a crash northbound Interstate 15 at mile marker 12, near Malad.
Motorists are encouraged to avoid the area if possible.