Friday, June 19, 2015

**Update** One vehicle injury crash on Forest Service Rd #344 claims one

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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: 06/19/2015 8:32 am
Please direct questions to the District Office


On June 19, 2015, at approximately 2:13 am, Idaho State Police investigated a one vehicle fatality crash on Forest Service Road #344, near South Fork Mink Creek Road, south of Pocatello. Richard Keifer, 26, of Union Gap, WA, was travelling on Forest Service Road #344 in a 1996 Dodge pickup. Keifer's vehicle left the roadway from the right shoulder and struck a tree, where it caught on fire.

Keifer's passenger, Crystal Bigham, 35, of Pocatello, succumbed to her injuries at the scene. Keifer and his other passengers, Rayfield Philpot, 27, Phillip Baldwin, 25, and Cameron Hoffman, 27, all of Pocatello, were transported by ground ambulance to Portneuff Medical Center.

Keifer and all of his passengers were wearing their seatbelts. Next of kin has been notified.


***End of Update**

The Idaho State Police is investigating a single vehicle injury crash on Forest Service Rd #344 near Southfork Mink Creek Rd.