Friday, June 12, 2015

Injury Crash 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: Friday, June 12, 2015 7:00 p.m.
Please direct questions to the District Office

On Friday, June 12, 2015, at approximately 2:50 p.m., the Idaho State Police investigated an injury crash on Interstate 15 at milepost 89, near Blackfoot.

Mckenzie Dschaak, 18, of Rockland, was driving a tractor southbound in the right lane. Melanie Hawkes, 34, of Rexburg, was driving southbound in the left lane in a 2010 Chevrolet Cobalt. A 2014 Freightliner semi swerved to miss the tractor and struck the Cobalt. The car went into the median where it rolled.

Hawkes was transported via ground ambulance to Portneuf Medical Center in Pocatello. Hawkes was wearing her seatbelt at the time of the crash. The driver of the semi and Dschaak were not transported. The name of the semi driver is not available at this time.

The soutbound lanes were at least partially blocked for about two hours while crews worked to clear the scene.

The crash is under investigation by the Idaho State Police.