Friday, June 10, 2016

**UPDATE** Crash near Soda Springs currently blocking US 30

IDAHO STATE POLICE NEWS RELEASE - generated by our News Release ListServer

Idaho State Police
District 5 5205 South 5th Ave.
Pocatello, Idaho 83204-2299
(208) 236-6466 FAX: (208) 236-6068

For Immediate Release: 6/10/16 - 3:00 p.m.
Please direct questions to the District Office


On Friday, June 10, 2016 at approximately 2:12 p.m., the Idaho State Police investigated a two-vehicle, injury crash eastbound on US-30 at milepost 403, two miles west of Soda Springs.

Michael Taylor, 55, of Rigby, was eastbound on US-30 in a 2012 Dodge Ram pickup. Brandon Hansen, 29, of Pocatello, was westbound on US-30 in a 2012 Volvo semi pulling a single trailer. The Dodge crossed into the westbound lanes and struck the Volvo. The Dodge rolled and came to rest off the right shoulder. Hansen pulled his vehicle over to the right shoulder.

Taylor was not wearing a seatbelt. He was transported to Caribou Memorial Hospital in Soda Springs by ground ambulance and then to Portneuf Regional Medical Center in Pocatello by air ambulance. Hansen was wearing his seatbelt. He was not transported. All lanes were blocked for approximately one hour, and there was partial blockage for an additional two hours.

The Idaho State Police were assisted by the Caribou County Sheriff's Office, Caribou County Fire Department and EMS. The crash is under investigation by the Idaho State Police.


*****END OF UPDATE*****

Idaho State Police and Caribou County Sheriff's deputies are currently investigating a crash on U.S. Highway 30, about one mile west of Soda Springs. There are multiple vehicles involved and the highway is currently blocked. Units on scene plan on reopening one lane for traffic shortly.

More details will be provided when they are available.