Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Two-vehicle crash in Bonneville County injures one.

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Idaho State Police
Region 6 1540 Foote Dr.
Idaho Falls, Idaho 83402-1828
(208) 525-7377 FAX: (208) 525-7294

For Immediate Release: 10/27/09 4:30 PM
Contact: Cpl. Bivins

On October 27, 2009, at approximately 11:00 a.m., the Bonneville County Sheriff's Office and the Idaho State Police investigated a two-vehicle serious injury crash on Sunnyside Road approximately one mile east of 60th East in Bonneville County.

Michael Joseph Hobbie, 56 YOA of Idaho Falls, was operating a 2003 Peterbilt tractor and was pulling a 48-foot box trailer (owned by Bonneville County Road and Bridge). Mr. Hobbie was traveling west on Sunnyside Road when he collided with an eastbound 2006 BMW 330i being driven by Brett Comish Skidmore, 38 YOA of Idaho Falls.

Mr. Hobbie was wearing a seatbelt and was uninjured in the collision. Mr. Skidmore was seriously injured and was transported to Eastern Idaho Regional Medical Center by Idaho Falls ambulance. The airbags in Mr. Skidmore's vehicle deployed and it is unknown if he was wearing a seatbelt.

The crash is still under investigation.