Wednesday, January 11, 2017

Crash Southbound I-15 in Bingham County

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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: 01/11/2017 11:50 p.m.

Please direct questions to the District Office

On Wednesday, January 11, 2017, at approximately 4:12 p.m., Idaho State Police investigated a two vehicle crash on southbound I-15 near milepost 108, in Bingham County.

Ronald R. Parmele, 77, of Rexford, MT, was driving southbound I-15 in a 1999 Lincoln Navigator. Parmele changed lanes from the right to the left lane when his vehicle was struck by a 2004 GMC pickup driven by Randy E. Smith, 49, of Pocatello, ID. All occupants were wearing seatbelts.

Parmele was transported by ground ambulance to Eastern Idaho Regional Medical Center in Idaho Falls.

The southbound I-15 left lane was blocked for approximately two hours while crews cleared the scene.