Monday, October 12, 2009

Crash on Arbon Valley Highway claims one

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Idaho State Police
Region 5 5205 South 5th Ave.
Pocatello, Idaho 83204-2203
(208) 236-6466 FAX: (208) 233-7451

For Immediate Release: October 12, 2009 at 3:36 pm
Contact: Cpl. Rausch

On October 12, 2009 at approximately 7:45 am, Idaho State Police responded to a two vehicle fatality crash on Arbon Valley Highway, near American Falls. John Knighton III, 26, of Texas and passenger Timothy Smith, 42, of Litchfield, CA attempted to make a left hand turn out of a private driveway. He was struck by Robert Mounce, 62, of American Falls, and passenger Mary Mounce, 62, of American Falls. Mounce was driving south bound on Arbon Valley Highway and Knighton was attempting to turn north bound when he was struck midpoint on the trailer. Robert Mounce died on scene from impact. Mary Mounce was taken by ambulance to Portneuf West Medical Center with serious injuries. All parties where wearing seat belts at the time of the crash.
Crash is still under investigation at this time. Cpl Rausch was assisted by Tpr. Bake, Tpr. Williams, Tpr. Sweat, Sgt. Winans, and Power County sheriff's office.