Sunday, June 5, 2016

**UPDATE** - Lanes back open - Crash near Fort Hall blocking one lane of Interstate 15

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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: 6/5/16 8:20 p.m.
Please direct questions to the District Office


On Sunday, June 5, 2016, at approximately 6:23 p.m., Idaho State Police investigated an injury crash on I-15 near milepost 80, just south of the Fort Hall exit.

Jennie Gomez, age 44, of Pocatello, in a 2001 Mitsubishi Montero, was merging onto I-15 from the exit 80 southbound onramp. Gomez collided into the rear of a 1991 Cadillac Seville, driven by Karoly Rauch, age 76, of Pocatello. Gomez, Rauch, and Rauch's passenger, Doris Rauch, age 73, also of Pocatello, were all transported by ground ambulance to Portneuf Medical Center in Pocatello.

The left lane of southbound I-15 was blocked for the duration of the crash investigation. All lanes were cleared at 7:56 p.m.



Idaho State Police is currently investigating an injury crash on Interstate 15 at milepost 80, just south of the Fort Hall exit. The left southbound lane is currently blocked, and traffic is slow in the area so motorists are advised to use caution.