Sunday, July 30, 2017

Injury Crash Near Idaho Falls

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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: 7/30/2017 8:00 p.m.
Please direct questions to the District Office

On Sunday, July 30, 2017, at approximately 3:52 p.m., the Idaho State Police investigated a three vehicle injury crash on southbound Interstate 15 at milepost 112, near Idaho Falls.

Garrett K. Pedersen, 19, of Bakersfield, California, in a 2017 Subaru sedan, was stopped for the merge of the construction zone at milepost 112.

Joshua J. Beagle, 26, of Sidney, Montana, driving a 2014 Ram 2500 pickup, was stopped behind Pedersen.

Hannah J. Ellsworth, 19, of Long Beach, Washington, driving a 2005 Toyota Corolla, failed to stop and rear-ended the Ram pickup. Ellsworth, and her passenger's Hailee H Pritchett, 21, of Shelton, Washington and Jeffrey C. Byous, 65, of Garden City, Idaho were all transported by ground ambulance to the Eastern Idaho Regional Medical Center.

Seatbelts were worn by all occupants in all vehicles. The right lane was blocked for approximately one and a half hours. This crash is under investigation by the Idaho State Police.