Monday, February 13, 2017

**Update** Crash on I-15 south of Blackfoot

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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: Monday February 13, 2017 2:35 p.m.
Please direct questions to the District Office

*** Update***

On Monday, February 13,2017, at approximately 11:19 a.m. the Idaho State Police investigated a two commercial vehicle crash on Interstate 15 at milepost 92, near Blackfoot. Dario Alvarez, 21, of Burley, was travelling southbound in a 2006 Freightliner with two trailers. One of the wheel assemblies from the trailer separated and traveled across the median striking a trailer being towed by a 2017 Volvo tractor, driven by Michael Laabs, 70, of Chubbuck, who was traveling northbound.

The right lane for northbound travel was blocked for two and a half hours as crews cleared the scene.

*** End Of Update***
Idaho State Police is currently investigating a commercial vehicle crash northbound on I-15 at milepost 81, near Fort Hall. Northbound lanes are partially blocked and motorists are urged to use caution in the area.