Thursday, June 4, 2015

Update: Multiple crashes north of Fort Hall

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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: 6/4/2015 8:14 p.m.
Please direct questions to the District Office


On Thursday, June 4, 2015, the Idaho State Police investigated three crashes northbound I-15 around milepost 82. Information on the crashes is as follows:

The first crash occurred at 5:07 p.m. Demery Kisner, 19, of Rigby, was northbound on I-15 at milepost 82.5 in a 2005 Pontiac Bonneville. Kisner swerved to avoid a piece of metal that became dislodged from a vehicle in front of her. The Bonneville went off the left shoulder, back onto the road and across all lanes, coming to rest on the right shoulder. Both Kisner and her passenger, Erica Thompson, 19, of Lehi, Utah, were wearing their seatbelts.

The second crash occurred at 5:24 p.m. Mathew Peterson, 28, of Sandy, Utah, was northbound on I-15 at milepost 82 in a 2015 Chevrolet Malibu. Keena Evans, 37, of Basalt, was behind the Malibu in a 2007 Toyota RAV 4. Peterson was slowing for the traffic congestion caused by the first crash when the RAV 4 struck his vehicle from behind. The Malibu went off the right shoulder and overturned. The RAV 4 stopped farther down the road on the right shoulder. Both Peterson and Evans were wearing their seatbelts.

The third crash occurred at 6:17 p.m. Ryan Partridge, 39, of Firth, was northbound on I-15 at milepost 82 in a 2014 Nissan Altima. Gwendolyn Galloway, 52, of Blackfoot, was behind Partridge in a 2011 Ford F-150. Gennavie Judd, 20, of Pocatello, was behind Galloway in a 2000 Dodge Neon. The Neon struck the F-150 from behind, pushing it into the Altima. Both the Altima and F-150 moved to the right shoulder. The Neon came to rest in the left lane. All occupants were wearing their seatbelts.

The right lane was blocked for approximately two hours, and the left lane was blocked by the third crash for approximately ten minutes. None of the occupants were transported to the hospital. The Idaho Department of Transportation, Fort Hall EMS, and Fort Hall Police Department assisted the Idaho State Police at the crash scene.

The crashes are under investigation by the Idaho State Police.


*****END OF UPDATE*****

The Idaho State Police are on scene of two separate, non-injury crashes northbound I-15 at mileposts 82 and 82.5. The right lane is blocked at this time. Motorists are encouraged to use caution when driving through the area. More information will be released as it becomes available.