Tuesday, May 30, 2017

Crash in Construction Zone Sends One to Hospital

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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: May 30, 2017 at 8:00 p.m.
Please direct questions to the District Office

On May 30, 2017, at approximately 5:30 p.m., Idaho State Police investigated an injury crash in the northbound lanes of Interstate 15 at milepost 80, near Ft. Hall, Idaho.

Yusen Xia, 43, of Marietta, GA., was driving northbound on Interstate 15 in a 2017 Hyundai Sonata. Xia slowed in the heavy construction traffic near Exit 80. Cali E. Bell, 42, of Pocatello, ID., was driving behind Xia in a 2001 Toyota Corolla. Bell did not slow sufficiently and struck the rear of Xia's vehicle.

Liping Wang, 44, of Marietta, GA., was a passenger in Xia's vehicle. Wang was transported by ground ambulance to Portneuf Medical Center in Pocatello, ID. All occupants of both vehicles were wearing seatbelts.

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