Tuesday, February 28, 2017

** Final Update ** Crash on US-26 Eleven Miles West of the Idaho/Wyoming Border

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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: 02/28/17 8:20 p.m.

Please direct questions to the District Office

***** Final Update *****

On Monday, February 28, 2017, at approximately 4:22 p.m., Idaho State Police investigated a fatality crash westbound on US-26 near mile marker 391, eleven miles west of the Idaho/Wyoming border.

Ianne W. Henry, 77, of Afton, WY was driving eastbound on US-26 in a 2014 Subaru. Cody l. Wright, 23, of Bedford, WY was driving westbound in a 2005 Pontiac Grand Am. John C. Hedges, 39, of Rigby, ID was driving westbound in a 2006 Chevy Silverado.

Henry drove left of the center line, sideswiping Wright. Henry continued into the westbound lane hitting Hedges head-on.

Henry was not wearing a seat belt and succumbed to her injuries at the scene. Next of kin have been notified. Passengers in Wright's vehicle were Zach T. Mathes, 21, of Afton, WY and Buck S. Putnam, 21, of Auburn, WY. Wright, his passengers and Hedges were wearing seatbelts.

The westbound lane was blocked for approximately four hours.


***** UPDATE *****

The westbound lane of US-26 is blocked.



Idaho State Police is responding to a crash westbound US-26 near milepost 391, eleven miles west of the Idaho/Wyoming border.

Expect traffic delays as emergency personnel work to clear the scene.