Friday, January 6, 2017

Two Vehicle Crash NB I-15 North of Fort Hall

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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: 01/06/2017 11:20 P.M.

Please direct questions to the District Office

On Friday, January 06, 2017, at approximately 5:52 p.m., Idaho State Police investigated a two vehicle crash northbound on I-15 near milepost 89, north of Fort Hall.

Anjuali Bhattarai, 23, of Pocatello, ID, was driving a 2003 Toyota Camry northbound on I-15. Bhattarai drove off the right shoulder of the roadway, overcorrected, and then re-entered the lanes where her vehicle was struck by a 2005 Ford F250 driven by John M. Schlaf, 53, of Huntsville, UT.

Bhattarai and her passenger Rachana Luitel, 24, of Pocatello, ID, were transported by ground ambulance to Portneuf Medical Center in Pocatello. All subjects were wearing seatbelts.

The northbound lanes of I-15 were partially blocked approximately two and a half hours.