Saturday, May 26, 2012

Correction: Crash on US26 at 45th E claims one

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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: 05/26/2012 9:20 p.m.
Please direct questions to the District Office

Correction: Thomas Conway, the passenger in the pickup, was wearing a seatbelt.
On May 26, 2012, at approximately 5:25 p.m., Idaho State Police investigated a two-vehicle fatality crash on US26 at milepost 339.5, 45th East in Bonneville County. Danielle Stott, 17, of Idaho Falls, was travelling northbound on 45th E in a 1999 Volkswagen Bug. David Machovec, 63, also of Idaho Falls, was westbound in a 1975 Chevrolet pickup. Stott proceeded into the intersection of US26 and 45th E and struck Machovec's pickup which then slid off the roadway, and rolled several times.

Machovec was not wearing his seatbelt and was ejected from the vehicle. Thomas Conway, 52, of Riverside, California, was a passenger in the pickup. He was not wearing a seatbelt and passed away at the scene due to injuries sustained in the crash. Stott was wearing a seatbelt. The crash is still under investigation.