Wednesday, February 5, 2014

Two Vehicle Property Damage Crash Near Rigby

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Idaho State Police
District 6 1540 Foote Dr.
Idaho Falls, Idaho 83402-1828
(208) 525-7377 FAX: (208) 525-7294

For Immediate Release: 2/5/14 at 6:30 p.m.
Please direct questions to the District Office

On February 5, 2014, at approximately 4:00 p.m., Idaho State Police investigated a two-vehicle crash eastbound on U.S. Highway 20 at milepost 317, near Rigby. Jonas Karlinsey, age 26, of Idaho Falls, was traveling west on U.S. Highway 20 in a 2002 Toyota Corolla. Karlinsey fell asleep at the wheel and proceeded to cross through the median. His vehicle then entered the eastbound lanes of U.S. Highway 20 and struck Jonathan Webster, age 36, of Rigby, who was traveling in a 2011 Ford F150.

The left eastbound lane of U.S. Highway 20 was partially blocked for approximately one and one half hours. Both drivers were wearing their seatbelts. The crash is under investigation by Idaho State Police.