Wednesday, August 28, 2013

Update on Crash near American Falls

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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: 08/28/13 5:54 PM
Please direct questions to the District Office

All lanes of travel are now open following the crash on I-86 near mile post 37, near American Falls, Idaho. Allen Fingold, 77 years of age from Galt, CA, was traveling eastbound on I86 when he ran off the roadway onto the left shoulder. Fingold corrected and came back onto the interstate, then overcorrected, causing his vehicle to overturn. After overturning, Fingold?s vehicle came back onto its wheels and continued to travel eastbound on the left shoulder. His uncontrolled vehicle again went off the roadway onto the left shoulder, turning through the median. It then went back across both lanes of eastbound travel, all while continuing in a turning motion to the right. After circling around nearly 180 degrees, the vehicle again left the roadway on the left shoulder going into the median where it overturned a second time, coming to a rest on its top near the westbound lanes of travel in the median.

Fingold succumbed to his injuries on scene. Allen?s passenger, Jeanette Fingold, 70 years old and also from Galt, CA , was transported to Harm?s Memorial Hospital in American Falls. Both Allen and Jeanette were wearing their seatbelts. Notifications have been made to the family.

Previous release:

At this time Idaho State Police is investigating a fatal crash westbound I86 at mile post 37, near American Falls . Fast lanes both east and westbound are blocked at this time. More information will be given when it becomes available.