Saturday, February 19, 2011

Vehicle fails to yield for train north of Blackfoot, Idaho

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Idaho State Police
Region 5 5205 South 5th Ave.
Pocatello, Idaho 83204-2299
(208) 236-6466 FAX: (208) 236-6068

For Immediate Release: 02/19/2011 at 2:45 p.m.
Contact: Cpl. H. Caldera

On Saturday, February 19, 2011, at approximately 8:18 a.m., Idaho State Police investigated a crash at 252N on US 91, near milepost 105, north of Blackfoot, ID.

Regina Morrow, 71, of Blackfoot, Idaho was driving westbound on 252N, in a 2001 Pontiac Bonneville. When crossing the railroad tracks she failed to yield for an oncoming Union Pacific train. Morrow's vehicle was struck by the train, operated by Daniel Rowe, 56, of Pocatello, Idaho.

Morrow was transported by ground ambulance to Eastern Idaho Regional Medical Center in Idaho Falls, Idaho. Her passenger Barbara Porter, 46, of Blackfoot, Idaho, was transported by ground ambulance to Bingham Memorial Hospital in Blackfoot, Idaho. Both subjects sustained non-life threatening injuries. Both Morrow and Porter where wearing their seat belts.

Cpl. Caldera was assisted at the scene by Idaho State Police Tpr. Williams, Bingham County Sheriff's Office and Blackfoot Fire Department.