Thursday, July 30, 2015

Final Update: Two-Vehicle Crash Northbound Interstate 15 at Milepost 99

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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: 7/30/2015 11:00 a.m.
Please direct questions to the District Office

*****FINAL UPDATE*****

On Thursday, July 30, 2015, at approximately 4:00 a.m., Idaho State Police investigated an injury crash on Interstate 15, near milepost 99, north of Blackfoot.

Edward A. Neal, 34, of Elko, NV, was driving southbound on Interstate 15, near milepost 99, in a 1997 Pontiac Grand Am. Neal drove off the right shoulder of the road, came back onto the roadway, and then drove off the left shoulder of the roadway, and into the median. The vehicle rolled from the median into the northbound lanes of travel, ejecting Neal. The vehicle came to rest in the northbound travel lane.

Donald F. Gavin, 54, of Idaho Falls, ID, was driving northbound on Interstate 15 in a 2007 Freightliner pulling triple trailers. Gavin's truck struck Neal's unoccupied vehicle.

Neal was not wearing a seatbelt. He was transported by ground ambulance to Eastern Idaho Regional Medical Center in Idaho Falls, Idaho. Gavin was wearing a seatbelt. He was not injured.

Northbound traffic was diverted at the north Blackfoot Exit onto US 91. The northbound lanes of Interstate 15 were blocked for approximately five hours. All lanes of travel have now been re-opened.

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*****END OF UPDATE*****

For Immediate Release: 7/30/2015 4:43 a.m.
Please direct questions to the District Office


Northbound traffic is now being diverted at exit 93. That traffic is being routed onto US-91.


*****END OF UPDATE*****

The Idaho State Police are investigating a two-vehicle, injury crash northbound I-15 at milepost 99, six miles north of Blackfoot. Northbound traffic is being diverted off the exit at milepost 98 at this time. Motorists are encouraged to avoid the area, if possible. More information will be released as it becomes available.