Thursday, May 21, 2015

*CORRECTON* 2 vehicle crash blocking interstate Northbound I15 at milepost 20, just north of Malad

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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: 05/21/2015 2:06 PM


On Thursday, May 21, 2015, at approximately 5:23 am, Idaho State Police investigated a two vehicle injury crash on Interstate 15 at mile marker 20, just north of Malad. Stephanie Viteri, 21, of Herriman, Utah, was travelling northbound in a 2011 Nissan Altima. Viteri's vehicle struck a deer, disabling the vehicle in the right lane. Viteri's vehicle was struck and pushed off to the right side of the roadway by a 2007 International tractor trailer hauling triple trailers, driven by Donald R House, 55, of Howe, Idaho. The cab of the semi and first trailer caught fire. Viteri and her passenger, Michael Wilson of Idaho Falls Idaho, were standing outside of the vehicle when it was struck. Viteri's child was inside of the vehicle when it was struck, The child was in a child safety seat and was uninjured. House, Viteri, Wilson, and the child were transported by ground ambulance to Oneida County Hospital in Malad.

Both northbound lanes were blocked for approximately 5 hours. At this time crews are still working to clear the scene and the right lane remains blocked.

The crash remains under investigation by the Idaho State Police.

**end up update**


Idaho State Police is currently investigating a two vehicle crash Northbound I15 at milepost 20, just north of Malad. Traffic is currently being diverted at milepost 17, due to lanes being blocked.