Thursday, October 6, 2016

*Update* Multiple Crashes Near Rigby

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Idaho State Police
District 6 1540 Foote Dr.
Idaho Falls, Idaho 83402-1828
(208) 525-7377 FAX: (208) 525-7294

For Immediate Release: 10/06/2016 at 9:40 p.m.
Please direct questions to the District Office


On Thursday, October 6, 2016, at approximately 4:19 p.m., the Idaho State Police investigated reports of multiple crashes near Rigby on U.S. Highway 20. The area experienced some severe weather including rain and hail, and drivers failed to slow for the inclement conditions. Initially, a driver of a 2005 Toyota van lost control, and the vehicle rolled into the median. Other motorists in the area, failing to slow for the road conditions and for the existing crash, resulted in a total of three reportable crashes and several non-reportable slide-offs and minor crashes.

As we approach the time for further winter weather conditions, Idaho State Police remind and encourage motorists to slow their driving for the present weather and road conditions, and to be mindful of any existing traffic through the area.

The Idaho State Police were assisted by Jefferson County Sheriff's Office and the Idaho Transportation Department in handling the reports and traffic control.



The Idaho State Police is investigating several crashes on US20 near Rigby. Traffic is moving slowly at this time. Motorists are encouraged to use caution in the area.