Thursday, September 5, 2013

Two Vehicle Crash West of Blackfoot on US 26

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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: 9-5-2013 9:20pm

Please direct questions to the District Office

On Thursday, September 5, 2013, at approximately 4pm, the Idaho State Police investigated a two vehicle crash on US26 at 400 W, just west of Blackfoot, ID. Helen Arbuckle, 93 from Blackfoot , was south on 400 W in a gray Honda Accord. Christopher Lord, 49 from Arco, was west on US26 in a GMC Sierra pickup. Arbuckle was attempting to turn left onto EB US26 and failed to yield the right of way to Lord. Arbuckle collided with Lord, blocking the right lane of WB US26 and the left hand turn lane of EB US26. Arbuckle was transported to Bingham Memorial by ground ambulance. All occupants were wearing seat belts. The road was blocked for approximately one hour. The crash is still under investigation.