Tuesday, July 15, 2014

UPDATE: One vehicle crash on I-15 near Blackfoot

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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: 07/15/2014 3:07 p.m.
Please direct questions to the District Office


On Tuesday, July 15, at approximately 12:16 p.m., the Idaho State Police investigated a one-vehicle crash on Interstate 15 at milepost 87.5, near Blackfoot. Donald Hurst, 62, of Mackay, was southbound on I-15 in a 2008 Ford F350 pickup. There was a semi truck ahead of him, and part of the leaf spring came off of the semi and went through Hurst's windshield. The piece of metal hit Hurst in the head. Hurst left the roadway on the left shoulder, entered the median, and slid to a stop. Hurst was transported to Portneuf Medical Center in Pocatello by ground ambulance. Hurst's passenger, Cornealia Hurst, 62, of Mackay, was not injured in the crash. Both occupants were wearing their seatbelts. There was no road blockage. The crash is under investigation by the Idaho State Police.

*****END OF UPDATE*****

The Idaho State Police are on scene of an injury crash northbound I-15 at mile marker 87.5, near Blackfoot. There is no road blockage. More information will be released as it become available.