Monday, September 12, 2016

Three Vehicle Crash US-91 at Ballard Road 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: 9/12/2016 11:10 a.m.

Please direct questions to the District Office

On September 12, 2016, at approximately 8:43 a.m., Idaho State police investigated a three-vehicle crash on US 91 at Ballard Rd., in Bannock County.

Janice Bodily, 72, of Pocatello was driving a 2006 Mercury Montego northbound on US 91. Benjamin T. Newbold, 33, of Blackfoot was driving behind Bodily in a 2004 Acura MDX. Whitney I. Jones, 26, of Pingree was driving a 2005 Jeep Grand Cherokee southbound on US91 approaching Ballard Rd. Bodily slowed to make a left-hand turn onto Ballard Rd. Newbold failed to slow and struck the rear of the Mercury. The impact pushed the Mercury into the southbound lane of US 91, where it struck the Jeep.

All occupants were wearing seatbelts. The intersection was blocked for approximately one hour.