Friday, May 27, 2016

Injury Crash on I-15 near 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: 05/27/16 01:45 a.m.

Please direct questions to the District Office

On Thursday, May 26, 2016, at approximately 11:50 p.m., Idaho State Police investigated a two vehicle injury accident northbound I-15 near mile marker 92.

Logan Barnett, 23, of Idaho Falls, ID was travelling northbound on I-15 in a Chevy Silverado in the left lane of travel. Barnett was attempting to pass a 2007 Kenworth Semi, driven by Aleka Leausa, 64, of Kearns, UT, when he failed to maintain his lane. Barnett struck the semi multiple times and came to rest in the left lane of travel.

Barnett and his passenger, Chelsea Acuna, 23, of Pocatello, ID were transported to Bingham Memorial hospital in Blackfoot via ground ambulance. Barnett and his passenger were not wearing a seatbelt. The left lane of travel was blocked for approximately one and a half hours. Alcohol is a factor in this crash.

This crash is currently under investigation by the Idaho State Police.