Saturday, July 26, 2014

Two Vehicle Crash Near Clark Hill Rest Area

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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: 7-26-2014 8:10pm
Please direct questions to the District Office

On Saturday, July 26, 2014, at 4:55 p.m., Idaho State Police investigated a two-vehicle crash at milepost 359 on US26, near Clark Hill Rest Area. Larry Welker, 71, of Iona, was traveling eastbound on US26 in a 2000 Pontiac Grand Am. Melissa Gardner, 53, of Riverton Wyoming, was traveling eastbound on US26 in a 2001 Dodge Ram pickup behind Welker. Welker slowed and signaled to turn left onto a dry farm road when Gardner failed to slow down and ran into the back of his vehicle. Two back seat passengers in the Pontiac were transported by ground ambulance to Eastern Idaho Regional Medical Center. All occupants were wearing seatbelts. Bonneville County Sherriff's Department assisted with the crash.