Saturday, March 11, 2017

Crash on Yellowstone Highway and Sunnyside Rd. Injures Two

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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: 3/11/17 3:35 p.m.
Please direct questions to the District Office

At noon today, March 11, 2017, the Idaho State Police investigated a crash at the intersection of Sunnyside Rd. and South Yellowstone Highway in Idaho Falls that injured two people. Jessica Means, age 37 of Idaho Falls was westbound on Sunnyside, turning southbound onto South Yellowstone Highway in a Chrysler minivan. Alyssa Rice, age 22 of Idaho Falls was eastbound on Sunnyside in a Buick LeSabre. Means failed to yield to Rice and entered the intersection. Rice struck Means' van, which then overturned, and both vehicles came to rest in the intersection. All drivers and passengers were wearing their seatbelts. Airbags were deployed in the Buick. Rice was transported to Eastern Idaho Medical Center, as was one passenger in the minivan. The investigation is ongoing. The Idaho State Police was assisted by the Idaho Falls Police Department, Bonneville County Sheriff's Office, and Idaho Falls Fire Department and Ambulance.