Sunday, December 23, 2012

Crash on I15 near Shelly Exit Injures One

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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: 12/23/12 11:50
Please direct questions to the District Office

Shortly after 9:30 AM this morning, December 23rd, 2012, the Idaho State Police investigated a three-vehicle crash in which one person was injured. Bryson Taylor, age 16 of Idaho Falls, slid off the road while traveling south on I15 at milepost 109, about one mile north of the Shelly exit, and was stopped on the side of the road. Steven Lambert, age 50 of Firth, had stopped his Pontiac Grand Prix and was outside the vehicle assisting Taylor. Brooke Cox, age 43 of Ammon, was a passenger in Lambert's Pontiac. She had exited the vehicle to assist Taylor and then re-entered the Pontiac and was seated. At that time, Alec Scott, age 61 of Blackfoot was attempting to pass a snowplow when he lost control of his Dodge pickup and collided with Lambert's Pontiac. The Pontiac was pushed off the shoulder of the road while Scott's pickup continued into the left lane of travel where it collided with a Lexus SUV driven by Mikel McBride, age 43 of Blackfoot. Cox was transported to Eastern Idaho Regional Medical Center in Idaho Falls by ground ambulance. It is unknown if she was wearing her seatbelt at the time of the crash. Scott and McBride were wearing their seatbelts. The crash is still under investigation.