Saturday, September 6, 2014

3 Crashes 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: 9/6/2014 1:15 p.m.
Please direct questions to the District Office

On Saturday September 6, 2014, at approximately 10:27 a.m., the Idaho State Police investigated three crashes in the southbound lanes of Interstate 15 at milepost 94, by Blackfoot. The first crash occurred when a 1999 Subaru Legacy, driven by Laura Busby, 28 of Fairview, Oregon, was headed southbound and swerved to avoid slowing traffic and struck the guardrail. The second crash occurred when a 2014 Toyota Camry, driven by Francis Park, 52 of Billings, Montana, swerved to avoid a vehicle that was slowing due to the first crash and struck the guardrail. As Park's vehicle came back into the lane of travel, after striking the guardrail, his vehicle was struck by a 2014 Dodge Challenger, driven by Heather Nielson, 30 of Rigby. No injuries were sustained in the crashes. One lane was temporarily blocked while units investigated the scene causing some congestion in the area. All lanes are now completely open.

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