Saturday, June 16, 2012

Final Update: Fatal Crash on I15 North of Fort Hall

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

For Immediate Release: 06/16/2012 2:26 am
Please direct questions to the District Office


On June 15, 2012 at 6:27 pm, Idaho State Police investigated a two vehicle fatality crash NB I15 at mile marker 83, north of Fort Hall.

Maxine T. Cushman, 93 of Blackfoot, was traveling northbound on I15 in a 2002 Honda Odyssey Van. Cushman came upon slower moving traffic in front of her due to fires in the area when she rear-ended a 2012 Ford F250 being driven by Rex J. Higley, 59 of Heyburn. Cushman's vehicle suffered extreme front end damage and she died at the scene as a result of her injuries.

Higley and his passenger, Lisa A. Higley, 47, also of Heyburn, were not injured in the crash. All occupants in both vehicles were wearing their seatbelts. One northbound lane on I15 was blocked for about two and a half hours while crews worked to remove the wreckage.

This crash is still under investigation.


Both NB lanes of travel on I15 were reopened about 9pm. Additional information will be released once it becomes available.


At this time, the Idaho State Police is investigating a two-vehicle fatality crash. The left lane of I15 is blocked at milepost 83, 3 miles north of the Fort Hall exit. One person has died as a result of injuries. More information will be relayed as it becomes available.