Wednesday, February 24, 2016

Injury Crash On US26 Near Swan Valley

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Idaho State Police
District 6 1540 Foote Dr.
Idaho Falls, Idaho 83402-1828
(208) 525-7377 FAX: (208) 525-7294

For Immediate Release: 02/24/2016 10:53 pm
Please direct questions to the District Office

On Wednesday February 24, 2016, at approximately 5:24 pm, Idaho State Police investigated an injury crash westbound on US26 at milepost 376, near Swan Valley, ID.

A 1995 Peterbilt tow truck was partially in the westbound lane of travel with the emergency lights activated, preparing to tow a vehicle. John J. Quick, 39, of Rexburg, was driving westbound on US26 in a 1999 Dodge Durango. Quick collided into the rear of the tow truck. Upon impact the Durango then traveled off the south side of the roadway and down and embankment into a culvert.

Quick was extricated from the vehicle and transported by ground ambulance to Eastern Idaho Regional Medical Center in Idaho Falls. He was not wearing his seatbelt. The driver of the tow truck, Billy J. Gerdes, 33, of Idaho Falls was not injured.