Sunday, February 19, 2017

Single Vehicle Crash Blocks Westbound Lanes of U.S. Highway 30 in Caribou County

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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: 02/19/2017 at 12:30 p.m.
Please direct questions to the District Office

On February 19, 2017, at approximately 10:29 a.m., the Idaho State Police investigated a single vehicle property damage crash eastbound on U.S. Highway 30 at milepost 376.5, near Fish Creek Summit in Caribou County. Brent Elison, age 64, of Blackfoot, was driving eastbound on U.S. Highway 30 in a 2017 Freightliner commercial vehicle pulling a single trailer when he lost control of the commercial vehicle at the bottom of the hill. Elison's commercial vehicle slid off the westbound shoulder and jackknifed, coming to rest in the westbound lanes of U.S. Highway 30.

The westbound lanes of travel are still blocked at this time. The crash is under investigation by the Idaho State Police.