Saturday, July 12, 2014

Final Update: Two-Vehicle Injury Crash on US89

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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: 07/12/2014 11:00 p.m.
Please direct questions to the District Office

On Saturday, July 12, at approximately 4:58 p.m., the Idaho State Police investigated a two-vehicle head on injury collision on US89 near milepost 4, outside of Fish Haven, ID.

Joshua Teeples, 19, of Bloomington, ID, was travelling northbound on US89 in a 2002 Buick Lesabre. David Hirschi, 41, of Blackfoot, ID, was travelling southbound on US89 along with his passengers Lacie Hirschi, 36, of Blackfoot and five juveniles whose ages vary from 5 to 14. Hirschi was travelling in a 1997 Chevy pickup. Teeples fell asleep at the wheel and drifted into the oncoming lane. The vehicles collided in a head-on sideswipe. All five juveniles were ejected from the bed of the pickup.

Everyone was transported by ground ambulance to Bear Lake Memorial Hospital. One juvenile was later air lifted to Eastern Idaho Regional Medical Center in Idaho Falls.

Teeples was wearing his seatbelt. Lacie Hirschi and the juveniles were not wearing seatbelts.

This crash is under investigation by the Idaho State Police.