Wednesday, November 18, 2015

Train Vs. Vehicle Crash Near Downey

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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: 11/18/2015 at 2:50 a.m.
Please direct questions to the District Office

On Tuesday, November 17, 2015, at 11:26 p.m., Idaho State Police investigated a crash involving a single vehicle and a train near Downey.

Ryan Steward, 39, of Downey, was travelling west on East 2nd Street when his 1993 Dodge Pickup stalled on the railroad tracks. Steward exited his vehicle before it was struck by an oncoming train travelling southbound on the tracks.

Steward was not injured in the crash and due to the investigation was charged with felony DUI and driving without privileges. Steward was incarcerated at the Bannock County Jail.

This crash is under investigation by the Idaho State Police.