Thursday, March 31, 2016

Crash on I15 north 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: 03/31/2016 3:45 p.m.03/31/2016 4:30 p.m.
Please direct questions to the District Office

On March 31,2016, at approximately 12:45 p.m., the Idaho State Police investigated a two-vehicle injury crash southbound I15 at milepost 93, near Blackfoot. Roland Smith, 82, of Idaho Falls, was driving a 2010 Infinity passenger vehicle southbound on I15. Dwight Petersen, 70, of Blackfoot, was driving a 2014 Chevrolet Silverado pickup. Petersen was merging onto I15 at milepost 93 in front of Smith and Smith collided into Petersen. All occupants were wearing seatbelts at the time of the crash.

Smith was transported by ground ambulance to Bingham Memorial. Petersen and his two passengers, Nancy Godfrey, 60, of Blackfoot and Geoffrey Godfrey, 40, of Bozeman, MT were transported by private vehicle to Bingham Memorial.

Lanes of travel were not blocked at the time of crash. The crash is under investigation at this time