Saturday, April 23, 2011

Car versus train crash near Firth

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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: 04/23/11 06:55 AM
Contact: Trooper T. Williams

On Saturday, April 23, 2011, at approximately 12:10 AM, the Idaho State Police investigated a vehicle versus train crash north bound on US highway 91 at mile marker 91, near Firth. Stephanie Gardner, 35 of Shelley, was traveling north bound on US highway 91 when her 1998 Ford Explorer ran out of gas. Gardner's vehicle came to rest on the rail road tracks. Gardner was able to get out of the vehicle before it was struck by a train. There were no injuries reported. The train blocked the tracks for an unknown amount of time.

This crash is still under investigation by Trooper Williams with assistance from Bingham County Deputies.