Sunday, July 26, 2015

Crash east of Lane-Clark rest area leads to arrest

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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: 7/26/15 8:10 p.m.
Please direct questions to the District Office

On Sunday, July 26th, 2015, at approximately 11:30 a.m., Idaho State Police investigated a two-vehicle injury crash on US Highway 26 at milepost 362, five miles east of the Lane-Clark Rest Area. Jessica Cyr, 32, of Rigby, was stationary on the eastbound shoulder of US-26 in a Chevrolet Cavalier. Keisha Gallagher, 25, of Idaho Falls, was westbound in a Mazda 6. Cyr attempted to make a u-turn to westbound traffic and was struck by Gallagher's vehicle.

It is unknown whether any of the occupants were wearing seatbelts. Airbags deployed in both vehicles. Both Cyr and her passenger, Bradley Andersen, 35, of Rigby, ran away from the crash scene. Jessica was located in a field nearby, and transported by air ambulance to Eastern Idaho Regional Medical Center. Gallagher was taken by private vehicle to EIRMC as well. The crash partially blocked the lanes of US-26 for approximately one hour and fifteen minutes while crews worked to clear the debris.

Bradley Andersen was also located after the crash scene was cleared. He was arrested and booked into the Bonneville County Jail for Possession of Drug Paraphernalia and three felony warrants.