Monday, November 29, 2010

Two vehicle crash between Idaho Falls and Ririe 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: November 29, 2010 12:00 p.m.
Contact: Cpl. V. Cox

On November 29, 2010 at approximately 8:19 a.m., the Idaho State Police investigated a two-vehicle crash on US26 at milepost 341, east of Idaho Falls. A 17 year old female of Rigby, was headed westbound on US26, in her 1999 Oldsmobile Alero, when she lost control of her vehicle on the icy roads. The female's vehicle slid into the eastbound lane of traffic and was struck by a 2004 Ford Econoline Van, being driven by Justin Steel, age 36 of Blackfoot. Both drivers were wearing their seatbelts and airbags did deploy. The juvenile female was extricated from her vehicle and transported to E.I.R.M.C. with serious injuries.

The crash remains under investigation by Cpl. V. Cox with assistance from the Bonneville County Sheriff's Office. Traffic was restricted in the area of the crash for approximately two hours.