Monday, September 22, 2014

Update - ISP at scene of crash north of Pocatello WYE

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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: 09/22/14 1:30 a.m.
Please direct questions to the District Office


On September 21, 2014, Idaho State Police investigated a two-vehicle injury crash on Interstate 15 at milepost 74, two miles north of the I15/I86 interchange. Emily Thomas, 32, of Pocatello, was southbound in a Pontiac Sunfire. Daniel Leavitt, 43, also of Pocatello, was southbound in a Chevrolet pickup pulling a utility trailer. Thomas struck Leavitt's trailer. Both vehicles drove into the median.

The Pontiac Sunfire rolled, and Thomas was ejected. Thomas, Leavitt, and Leavitt's two juvenile passengers were all transported to Portneuf Medical Center.

The left lane of northbound traffic was blocked for approximately one and a half hours while emergency crews worked to clear the scene. Daniel, Grant, and Cooper Leavitt were all wearing their seatbelts. Emily Thomas was not wearing a seatbelt. Alcohol was involved in the crash.

DSP Initials JC /LL


Idaho State Police is currently investigating a crash on Interstate 15 at milepost 74, two miles north of the I-15/I-86 interchange near Pocatello. More information will be released when it is available.

DSP Initials LL /HG