Sunday, May 1, 2016

*FINAL UPDATE* Injury Crash in Bannock County

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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: 05/01/16 03:15 a.m.

Please direct questions to the District Office

**********FINAL UPDATE**********

On Saturday, April 30, 2016, at approximately 10:49 p.m., Idaho State Police investigated a two vehicle fatality crash on US-91 at the intersection of Ballard Rd near Fort Hall.

Anthony Jim Jr., 38, of Fort Hall, ID was travelling eastbound on Ballard Rd in a Pontiac Grand Am when he failed to stop at a stop sign. Upon entering the intersection at US-91, Forrest Watkins, 56, of Pocatello, ID was travelling southbound on US-91 in a Dodge Intrepid, struck Jim's vehicle.

Watkins and a female passenger in Jim's vehicle were transported via ground ambulance to Portneuf Medical Center in Pocatello. Jim succumbed to his injuries at the scene. Both lanes of travel were blocked for approximately four hours. Watkins was the only one wearing a seatbelt. Notifications have been made.

This crash is currently under investigation by the Idaho State Police.


**********END UPDATE**********

The Idaho State Police is currently working a two-vehicle injury crash on southbound U.S. Highway 91 at Ballard in Bannock County. Both lanes are completely blocked at this time. More information will be released when available.