Wednesday, February 10, 2016

***Final Update*** Crash on US26 West of Blackfoot

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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: 02/10/16 11:00 p.m.
Please direct questions to the District Office

***Final Update***

Shortly before 7 p.m. this evening, February 10, 2016, a two-vehicle crash claimed the life of one motorist. Gayle Giles, age 73, of Shelley, was eastbound on US26 at milepost 291, about 14 miles west of Blackfoot. Giles was driving at a slow speed and was straddling the dividing line. Lynn Marlow, age 62, of Rigby, was also eastbound. Marlow struck Giles from behind. Giles was transported to Bingham Memorial Hospital in Blackfoot, where she succumbed to her injuries.

Both drivers were wearing their seatbelts. The investigation is ongoing.



One motorist has succumbed to injuries sustained in the crash. The name of the victim is not yet being released pending notification of the family. More information will be released as it becomes available.


***Original Release***

The Idaho State Police is currently on location of an injury crash westbound on US26 at milepost 291, west of Blackfoot. At this time both westbound lanes and eastbound lanes are blocked.