Sunday, November 29, 2015

Final Update-Crash I15 near 63

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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: 11/29/2015 at 7:10 p.m.
Please direct questions to the District Office

***Final Update***

On Sunday, November 29, 2015, at approximately 1:15 p.m., the Idaho State Police investigated a five-vehicle, injury crash on northbound I-15 near milepost 63, just south of the Portneuf Road exit in Pocatello, ID.

Ibrahim A. Ebed, 60, of Emmett, ID, was driving a 1999 GMC Suburban. Ibrahim's vehicle had a mechanical problem and stopped partially in the right northbound lane.

David W. Adams, 34, of Blackfoot, ID, driving a 2008 Ford Crew Cab pickup, stopped in front of Ebed's vehicle to try to pull it out of the lane.

William J. Ray, 55, of Pocatello, ID, was driving a 1989 Ford pickup, and was slowing to avoid impacting Ebed's vehicle.

Ammon J.I. Oconnor, 26, of Rexburg, ID, was driving a 2001 Hyundai Elantra and struck the rear of Ray's vehicle.

Ray's vehicle impacted Ebed's pushing it into the rear of Adam's vehicle. Ray's vehicle veered into the left lane striking a 2009 Toyota Camry driven by Timothy L. Farnsworth, 24, of Vancouver, WA.

Farnsworth's and Ray's vehicle came to rest in the median. The three remaining vehicles came to rest on the right shoulder.

All the occupants of Ebed's and Ray's vehicle were transported by ground ambulance to Portneuf Regional Medical Center, in Pocatello.

All occupants of the vehicles were wearing their seat belts at the time of the crash .

The left northbound lane was blocked for approximately two hours.

The crash is under investigation by the Idaho State Police.


*** UPDATE ***

The northbound lanes are now open.



Idaho State Police is currently investigating a crash in the northbound lanes of Interstate 15, just south of exit 63, near Century High School. Traffic is slowed and backed up at this time due to significant lane blockage.

A full release will be issued when details are available.