Saturday, January 16, 2016

Two vehicle crash southbound I-15 at milepost 36

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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: 1/16/2016 4:10 p.m.
Please direct questions to the District Office

On Saturday, January 16, 2016, at approximately 12:28 p.m., the Idaho State Police investigated a two-vehicle, injury crash southbound I-15 at milepost 36, north of Downey.

Shavon Hill, 35, of Hyrum, Utah, was northbound on I-15 at milepost 36 in a 2007 Chrysler Sebring. Colleen Abbott, 31, of Pocatello, was southbound on I-15 at milepost 36 in a 1999 Nissan Altima. The Chrysler went through the median and into the southbound lanes, where it struck the Nissan. The Chrysler came to rest on the right shoulder. The Nissan came to rest on the median shoulder.

The lanes were partially blocked for approximately one hour while crews worked to clear the scene. All occupants were transported to the Portneuf Medical Center in Pocatello by ground ambulance. Hill was not wearing a seatbelt, but her juvenile passenger was. Abbott was wearing a seatbelt.

The crash is under investigation by the Idaho State Police.