Monday, July 15, 2013

One Vehicle Crash Backs Up Traffic Between Inkom and Pocatello

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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: 7/15/2013 at 12:50 p.m.
Please direct questions to the District Office

On July 14, 2013, at approximately 3:22 p.m., Idaho State Police investigated a crash on Interstate 15, near milepost 62, between Inkom and Pocatello, in Bannock County, ID.

Rick E. Christensen, 47, of Pocatello, ID., was driving north on Interstate 15 in a 2005 Nissan Titan pickup truck, pulling two trailers. The trailers began to fishtail, then jack-knifed against a guardrail. Both northbound lanes of traffic were blocked for over one hour, backing up traffic for approximately two miles.

Christensen was wearing a seatbelt.