Tuesday, June 23, 2015

Final Update: Crash US26 At 450 W 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: 06/23/2015 6:25 p.m.
Please direct questions to the District Office

****Final Update****

On June 23, 2015 at approximately 12:05 p.m., Idaho State Police investigated a two-vehicle crash on US Highway 26, approximately one-half mile west of Groveland Road in Bingham County. Christopher Williams, 32, of Las Vegas, Nevada, was eastbound on US-26 in a 2007 International semi tractor and trailer. Brian McNabb, 41, of Glendale, was also eastbound behind the semi in a 2011 Ford F150.

Williams swung his semi out wide as he prepared to turn right into the loading area of Grain Craft, on the south side of US-26. As Williams began the turn, the Ford tried to pass on the right, and was struck by the semi. McNabb lost control of the Ford which rolled and came to rest against a telephone pole.

The driver of the semi was wearing a seatbelt; the driver of the pickup was not. Neither occupant was transported by medical personnel. The right lane of eastbound traffic was blocked for approximately three and a half hours while crews worked to clear the scene. The crash is still under investigation by the Idaho State Police.




All lanes of travel on US26 are open.



Idaho State Police is on scene of a crash on eastbound on US26 at 450 W, approximate mile marker 303, west of I15 near Blackfoot. At this time the right lane of US26 is blocked. Motorists are urged to use caution when traveling in the area.