Friday, March 31, 2017

Injury Crash I15@84

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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: 03/31/2017 5:32 P.M.
Please direct questions to the District Office

On Friday, March 31, 2017, at approximately 1:00 P.M., Idaho State Police investigated a three vehicle, injury crash, on northbound Interstate 15, near milepost 84, in Bingham County.

Kelli Downing, age 54, of Boise, ID, was driving northbound on I15 in a 2000 Toyota Camry. Downing had three passengers, Laura Simmons, age 39, of Boise, ID, Tammy Wilson, age 33, of Las Vegas, NV, and Jane Foreman, age 61, of Boise, ID. Colton Carter, age 21, of Livingston, MT, and his passenger Terry Carter, age 58, of Livingston, MT, were driving northbound in a 2003 Ford Taurus. Lydonna Stephenson, age 17, of Blackfoot, ID, was also driving northbound in a 2013 Chrysler 200.

Downing failed to yield for slowing traffic due to a crash at milepost 85. Downing collided with the rear of the 2003 Ford Taurus, pushing it into the 2013 Chrysler.

Downing's three passengers were transported by ground ambulance to the Portneuf Medical Center in Pocatello, ID.

Both northbound lanes of travel were blocked for approximately thirty minutes. The left lane of travel was blocked for an additional twenty minutes.

This crash is under investigation by the Idaho State Police.

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