Friday, August 21, 2015

Injury Crash State Highway 39 at 100 S. near Pingree

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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: 8/21/15 4:10 p.m.
Please direct questions to the District Office

On Friday, August 21, 2015, at approximately 12:27 p.m., the Idaho State Police investigated a two-vehicle, injury crash northbound SH-39 at milepost 43.5, five miles north of Pingree.

Paul Gallegos, 74, of Pingree, was driving northbound on SH-39 in a 2013 Kia Optima. Ashlyn Key, 20, of Blackfoot, was driving eastbound on 100 S in a 1998 Honda Accord. Key was stopped at the stop sign at the intersection of 100 S and SH-39. When she proceeded into the intersection the Kia struck the Honda on the passenger side.

Both vehicles came to rest off the roadway; there was no road blockage. All occupants were wearing their seatbelts. Gallegos was transported by ground ambulance to Portneuf Regional Medical Center in Pocatello, ID.

The crash is under investigation by the Idaho State Police.