Sunday, July 10, 2016

*Final Update* Two Vehicle Crash on State Highway 39

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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: 7/10/16 - 6:30 p.m.
Please direct questions to the District Office

***Final Update***

On Sunday, July 10, 2016, at 1:50 p.m., the Idaho State Police investigated a two-vehicle injury crash on State Highway 39 at W 400 S, near Pingree.

Rachel Tankersley, 26, of Pingree, was driving a 1998 Toyota Camry westbound on 400 S. Vernal Kunz, 26, of Montpelier, was driving a 1996 Ford F250 pickup southbound on State Highway 39. Tankersley failed to yield to a stop sign and the vehicles collided in the intersection.

Tankersley was wearing a seatbelt, and transported by air ambulance to Portneuf Medical Center in Pocatello. Her two juvenile passengers were traveling in car seats and were transported by ground ambulance to Portneuf Medical Center.

Kunz, and his two passengers, Brittiny Hathaway, 26, of Pocatello, and a juvenile were transported by ground ambulance to Bingham Memorial Hospital in Blackfoot. Both Vernal Kunz and the juvenile were wearing seatbelts. Brittiny Hathaway was not wearing a seatbelt.

The southbound lanes of State Highway 39 were blocked for two hours.

This crash is under investigation by the Idaho State Police.



Idaho State Police is currently investigating a two vehicle injury crash on State Highway 39 near milepost 40, north of Pingree. The southbound lane of travel is currently blocked at this time. More information will be released as it becomes available.