Thursday, November 4, 2010

Injury Crash on US20 in Bonneville County

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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: 11/4/2010 10:30 pm
Contact: Trooper Stevens

On November 4, 2010, at approximately 3:25 pm, Idaho State Police investigated a two-vehicle head-on collision on US Highway 20 near milepost 300 in Bonneville County.

Robert Martin, 60, of Idaho Falls was traveling eastbound on US Highway 20 in a Chevrolet Silverado. While attempting to pass slow moving vehicles on the left side, Martin struck a Nissan pickup head-on, being operated by Andrew O'Connell, 20, of Idaho Falls. Both Martin and O'Connell suffered minor injuries and were not transported. O'Connell was wearing his seatbelt. Martin was not wearing a seatbelt. One lane of travel was blocked for approximately ninety minutes while the crash was being investigated.

This crash is still under investigation by Tpr. Stevens. Tpr. Stevens was assisted at the scene by Cpl. M. Cox, Cpl. Egbert, Cpl. V. Cox, Sgt. Elverud, Cpl. Bivins, and deputies and EMS personnel from Bonneville County Sheriff's Office.