Saturday, November 21, 2009

Two-vehicle Crash Near Island Park Claims One (corrected)

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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: 11/21/09 07:05 p.m.
Contact: Corporals Rod Coverley and Allen Bivins

***Updated with corrected date***

On Saturday, November 21, 2009, at approximately 10:04 a.m., the Idaho State Police investigated a two-vehicle fatality crash on US 20, near milepost 383.8. Idaho State Police were assisted by Fremont County Sheriff's Office, fire, and emergency medical services.

Charles Hanson, 42 years old, of Chester, was travelling eastbound on US 20 in a 2005 Ford van. Hanson lost control and collided with a 1997 Toyota pickup traveling westbound driven by Jack Reinwand, 70 years old, of Parker. Reinwand's wife, Jeanne Reinwand, 66 years old, was a front seat passenger. She succumbed to her injuries at the scene. Mr. Reinwand was transported to Eastern Idaho Regional Medical Center in critical condition.

Hanson and five children, ages 8, 10, 12, 14, and 16 were transported to Eastern Idaho Regional Medical Center with non-life threatening injuries. Rex Allen, 58 years of age, a front seat passenger declined medical attention.

Seatbelts were in use, and alcohol was not believed to be a factor in this crash. The crash is under investigation by Corporals Rod Coverley and Allen Bivens of the Idaho State Police.