Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Four-Vehicle Crash Blocks US20, Injures 5

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Idaho State Police
District 6 1540 Foote Dr.
Idaho Falls, Idaho 83402-1828
(208) 525-7377 FAX: (208) 525-7294

For Immediate Release: 01/18/2012 10:12 PM
Contact: Corporal Goody

Shortly before 1:00 PM today, January 18th, 2012, the Idaho State Police, assisted by Fremont County, investigated a four-vehicle injury crash on US Highway 20 in Island Park. Paul Ivany, age 55 of Australia was traveling westbound behind a snowplow on US20 at milepost 388 in Island Park. Amy Broderick, age 27 of Kanab,UT, Kristin Broderick, age 19 of Kanab UT, and Anthony Espy, age 43 of Antelope,CA were all eastbound at that location. After passing the snowplow, Amy Broderick and Ivany collided, blocking both lanes of travel. Kristin Broderick was then struck from behind by Espy, and her vehicle was pushed into Amy's vehicle. Traffic was blocked for approximately 3 hours while the investigation was conducted and the vehicles were removed.

Amy and Kristin Broderick, as well as 3 passengers from their vehicles, were transported to Madison Memorial with injuries that were not life-threatening. Neither Ivany or Espy were injured. The crash is still under investigation by Corporal Goody, with assistance from Corporal Murdock. Anyone with information on this crash is encouraged to call Idaho State Police dispatch at (208) 525-7277.