Friday, July 29, 2016

Three Injured in Crash North of Blackfoot

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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: 07/29/16 8:07 p.m.
Please direct questions to the District Office

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

On Friday, July 29, 2016, at approximately 2:39 p.m., Idaho State Police investigated a two-vehicle injury crash northbound on I-15 at mile marker 95, near Blackfoot.

Layne Harker, 64, of Pingree, ID was driving northbound in a Chevrolet Silverado pickup pulling a trailer in the right lane when he encountered traffic congestion. Diego Gonzalez, 21, of Blackfoot, ID, was driving northbound in the left lane of travel in a Ford Focus. Harker abruptly changed lanes, where his trailer and Gonzalez' vehicle collided. Harker was able to pull off into the median, while Gonzalez's vehicle came to rest in the left lane of travel.

Gonzalez and his three passengers were transported to Portneuf Medical Center in Pocatello by ground ambulance. All occupants of both vehicles were wearing their seatbelts.

The left lane of travel was blocked for approximately one and a half hours.

This crash is under investigation by the Idaho State Police.