Wednesday, April 27, 2016

Update - Crash North of Roberts

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Idaho State Police
District 6 1540 Foote Dr.
Idaho Falls, Idaho 83402-1828
(208) 525-7377 FAX: (208) 525-7294

For Immediate Release: 4/27/2016 8:20 p.m.
Please direct questions to the District Office


On Wednesday, April 27, 2016, at approximately 4:23 p.m., McNeil Walker, 21, of Idaho Falls, was driving a John Deere tractor southbound on Interstate 15 near milepost 140, when his vehicle was struck from behind by a tractor-trailer. The tractor-trailer was being driven by William Gago, 23, of Worth, Florida. After the vehicles made contact, they rolled, coming to rest in the median. Walker succumbed to his injuries at the scene. Gago was not transported.

One lane remains blocked both northbound and southbound as crews investigate the scene.

Walker was wearing a seatbelt at the time of the crash.
Notifications have been made to next of kin.

This crash is under investigation by the Idaho State Police. The investigation was assisted by Jefferson county Sheriff's Office, Jefferson county quick response unit, and the Idaho Transportation Department.


**End Update**

At this time Idaho State Police are investigating a two vehicle crash on I15 near milepost 140, north of Roberts. North and Southbound traffic is reduced to one lane and motorists are encouraged to find an alternate route if possible.

Further details will be released when they are available.