Saturday, May 3, 2014

One vehicle crash on US-20 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: 5/3/2014 6:05 pm
Please direct questions to the District Office

On Saturday, May 3, 2014 at approximately 2:34 p.m., the Idaho State Police investigated an injury crash westbound on US-20 at milepost 321, near Rigby. Jeffery Bird, 46, of Rexburg, was westbound in a 1999 Chevrolet Suburban pulling a horse trailer when the trailer began to fishtail. Bird lost control of the vehicle, which struck the center jersey barrier and rolled, coming to rest on its side in the left lane of travel. The trailer came disconnected from the Suburban and did not overturn. It came to rest in the middle of both lanes.

Bird and his five juvenile passengers were transported by ground ambulance to Madison Memorial Hospital. All occupants were wearing their seatbelts. None of the cattle in the horse trailer were injured. Both lanes were blocked for approximately 15 minutes, and the road was limited to one lane for approximately one and a half hours. The crash is under investigation by the Idaho State Police. Both the Rigby Police Department and the Jefferson County Sheriff's Office assisted the Idaho State Police.