Friday, August 10, 2012

Fire and Two Crashes on I15

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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: 08/10/12 5:20PM
Please direct questions to the District Office

On August 10, 2012 at approximately 3:39pm, Idaho State Police responded to a brush fire next to I-15 near the Chubbuck Road overpass . The fire and smoke created low visibility and congestion on the Interstate.

At approximately the same time and location, State Police investigated two separate rear end collisions. The first collision occurred when a Ford Expedition, driven by Jannelle R. Bean (19) of Nevada, rear ended a Ford F150 pickup truck, driven by Roger J. Hoopes, (64) of Tetonia, Idaho. Bean and her passenger were taken by ambulance to Portneuf Medical Center. Hoopes was not injured.

The second collision occurred just north of the other crash when a Dodge Durango, driven by Christine Jones (43) of Pocatello rear ended a Nissan Versa driven by Amber Burt (22) of Idaho Falls. Neither party was injured.

Idaho State Police were assisted by Bannock County Search and Rescue, EMS and ITD. The northbound right lane on I-15 was blocked for one hour