Sunday, July 6, 2014

US26 BLocked Due to Crash

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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: 07/06/14 05:07 P.M.
Please direct questions to the District Office

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On Sunday, July 6, 2014, at approximately 12:23 P.M., Idaho State Police investigated a two-vehicle fatal crash on US26 near milepost 356, in Bonneville County.

Joshua Nichols, 32, of Pocatello, ID, was driving west on US26 in a 2004 Ford F150 pick-up pulling a small camp trailer. The trailer started to fishtail and Joshua's vehicle went across the center line colliding with the side of a 2004 Lexus, driven by Renee Feirtag, 45, of Albuquerque, NM. After impact, the Ford overturned onto its side and separated from the trailer. The Lexus struck the guardrail and came to rest in the lanes of travel.

The front passenger of the Ford, Ty Nichols, 29, of Pocatello, ID, succumbed to her injuries at the scene of the crash. Joshua and four juveniles were transported by ground ambulance to Eastern Idaho Regional Medical Center, in Idaho Falls.

Feirtag, one adult passenger, and two juvenile passengers were also transported by ground ambulance to EIRMC, in Idaho Falls.

US26 was blocked in both directions for about 5 hours. It currently has one eastbound and one westbound lane open at this time.

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Idaho State Police is currently investigating a two-vehicle crash that occurred on US26 near mile post 356, in Bonneville County. US26 is currently blocked in both directions of travel. Motorists are encouraged to avoid the area at this time. More information will be released when available.