Tuesday, September 8, 2015

*Update* Two vehicle crash SB I15 at milepost 25, south of Downey

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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: 09/08/2015 3:10 p.m.

Please direct questions to the District Office

** Update **

On September 8, 2015, at approximately 10:30 a.m., the Idaho State Police investigated a two-vehicle crash southbound I-15 at milepost 25, south of Downey. Hal Wheelwright, 83, of Ogden, UT, was traveling northbound in a 2015 Acura MDX. Jeremy Johnson, 32, of Logan, UT, was traveling southbound in a 1999 Land Rover RRV. Johnson lost control of his vehicle and crossed into the northbound lanes where he was struck by Wheelwright's vehicle. This crash occurred in a construction zone where northbound and southbound lanes were on the same side of the interstate.

Wheelwright and two of his passengers were transported by ground ambulance to Oneida County Hospital in Malad City, while his third passenger was transported by ground ambulance to Portneuf Medical Center in Pocatello. Johnson was not transported.

Occupants of both vehicles were wearing their seatbelts. Lanes were blocked for approximately 3 hours.

** End of Update **

The Idaho State Police is currently investigating a crash southbound I15 at milepost 25, south of Downey.
Southbound lanes are blocked at this time.