Friday, June 17, 2016

Three-vehicle injury crash SH46 at milepost 91, near Wendell

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District 4 Patrol 218 West Yakima, Jerome, ID 83338-5904 (208) 324-6000
Fax (208) 324-7897

For Immediate Release: 06/17/2016 6:30 p.m.

Please direct questions to the District Office

On Friday June 17,2016, at approximately 12:10 p.m., the Idaho State Police investigated a three- vehicle injury crash northbound on SH46 at milepost 91, near Wendell. A Ford Taurus was eastbound on 3600 S and failed to stop at a stop sign on SH46. Jess Skoglund, 40, of Landers, CA, was driving a Kenworth semi northbound on SH46 and was struck by the Taurus. The Taurus then collided with a 2016 Kenworth semi that was traveling southbound on SH46, driven by Robert Riese, 66, of Twin Falls. The Taurus came to rest in the southbound lanes of travel.
Seatbelts were worn by Skoglund and Riese. Driver of the Taurus was transported by air ambulance to St. Alphonsus Regional Medical Center in Boise.

The lanes were blocked for approximately 4 hours. The driver of the Taurus has not yet been confirmed.
The crash is still under investigation at this time.

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