Monday, August 24, 2015

Fatal Crash on I15 near Mile Marker 99

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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: 8/24/15 11:05 p.m.
Please direct questions to the District Office

On August 24, 2015, at approximately 5:22 p.m., Idaho State Police investigated a two-vehicle crash on Interstate 15, near mile marker 99. Julie Gustafson, 41, of Mesa, AZ, was driving northbound on I15 in a 2005 Acura TSX when she was struck in the rear by a 2013 Toyota Avalon, driven by Susan Horwith, 70, of Idaho Falls. The Acura went through the median and across the southbound lanes of I15, finally coming to rest on the right shoulder. The Toyota went off the right shoulder of the northbound lanes and went through a fence before rolling. Horwith was not wearing her seatbelt and was ejected from the vehicle. She succumbed to her injuries at the scene.

Gustafson was transported by ground ambulance to Bingham Memorial Hospital. Gustafson was wearing a seatbelt. Next of kin has been notified.

This crash is under investigation by the Idaho State Police.