Saturday, August 22, 2015

**Update** Injury Crash Just North Of the Blackfoot Rest Area on Interstate 15

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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: 8/22/2015 6:15 p.m.
Please direct questions to the District Office


On August 22, 2015, at approximately 1:45 p.m., Idaho State Police investigated a two-vehicle crash northbound on Interstate 15, at mile marker 101.5. Daniel Summers, 22, of Blackfoot, was driving northbound on I15 in a 2006 Hyundai Elantra when he swerved into the left lane to avoid running into a 2003 Peterbilt semi, driven by Brent Cooper, 62, also of Blackfoot. As a result of the lane change, Summers lost control of his Elantra and struck the driver side of the Peterbilt. After striking the Peterbilt, the Elantra slid off the left shoulder. As a result of the impact the Peterbilt slid off the left shoulder, overturned, and came to rest on its side in the median.

Cooper was not wearing a seatbelt and was transported via ground ambulance to Eastern Idaho Regional Medical Center. Summers was wearing a seat belt.

This crash is under investigation by the Idaho State Police.


***END of UPDATE***

The Idaho State Police is currently investigating a two vehicle injury crash on Interstate 15 at milepost 101.5, just north of the Blackfoot Rest Area. The left lane is currently blocked for emergency crews. More information will be released when it becomes available.