Friday, September 11, 2015

*** Final Update *** Crash Blocks Eastbound Lanes of I86 Near Raft River

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District 4 Patrol 218 West Yakima, Jerome, ID 83338-5904 (208) 324-6000
Fax (208) 324-7897

For Immediate Release: 09/11/15 12:55 p.m.
Please direct questions to the District Office

*** Final Update ***

On Friday, September 11, 2015, at approximately 6:35 p.m., the Idaho State Police investigated a one-vehicle injury crash on eastbound I-86 at milepost 16, one mile east of the Raft River exit.

A 2005 Saturn Relay was being driven eastbound on I86, when the driver drifted into the left median, over corrected and lost control. The vehicle over turned and came to rest on its roof in the left lane. The occupants were able to be removed from the Saturn before it caught on fire and was completely destroyed. The vehicle was occupied by eight subjects their names are not being released at this time. The driver and a passenger were transported by air ambulances to Portneuf Medical Center, in Pocatello. The other six passengers were transported by ground ambulance to Cassia Regional Medical Center, in Burley. Six people were wearing seat belts and two were not. Both eastbound lanes were blocked for approximately one hour and ten minutes. The left lane was blocked for a total of approximately three hours.

This crash is under investigation by the Idaho State Police.



*** Update ***
The left lane is open.

*** Update ***
The eastbound right lane of travel on I-86 is now open. The left lane remains blocked.


At this time, the Idaho State Police is investigating a crash eastbound I-86 near milepost 16, one mile east of the Raft River exit. At this time the eastbound lanes are blocked.
Further information to follow at it becomes available.