Thursday, April 6, 2017

Injury crash northbound Interstate 15 near milepost 74

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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: <04/06/17 09:17>
Please direct questions to the District Office

On Thursday, April 6,2017, at approximately 6:06 P.M., Idaho State Police investigated a two vehicle, injury crash northbound Interstate 15 near milepost 74, in Bannock County.

Jacob Phillips,43, of Idaho Falls, ID, was driving northbound on I15 in a 2001 Acura 4 door sedan. Benjiman Forbes, 35, of Stony Plain, Alberta, was in a 2005 GMC Sierra pulling a utility trailer. Forbes slowed down for traffic ahead and Phillips ran into the rear of Forbes' trailer. Phillips was not wearing a seatbelt. Forbes and his passenger were both wearing seatbelts.

Phillips was transported by ground ambulance to the Portneuf Medical Center in Pocatello, ID.

One of the northbound lanes of travel was blocked for approximately 1 hour.

The investigation is ongoing.

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