Friday, August 25, 2017

** FINAL UPDATE ** Multiple Lanes Blocked for a Vehicle Crash on US20 at N 45th E, in Bonneville County

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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: 8/25/2017 11:00 p.m.
Please direct questions to the District Office

***** FINAL UPDATE *****
On Friday, August 25, 2017, at approximately 6:08 p.m., Idaho State Police investigated an injury crash westbound on US26 at N 45th E, north of Iona, in Bonneville County.

A juvenile was driving southbound on N 45th E in a 2001 Toyota Camry. Louis G. Nelson Jr., 44, of Idaho Falls, was driving eastbound on US26 in a 2012 Ford F350 pickup pulling a 2011 Keystone camp trailer. Carl J. Tracy, 72, of Idaho Falls, was driving westbound on US26 in a 2009 BMW 335.

The juvenile failed to yield for the stop sign at N 45th E and US26. Nelson's vehicle collided with the Toyota Camry. The Camry then spun around striking the BMW driven by Tracy.

The Camry came to rest in the middle of the westbound lanes on US26. The Ford came to rest on the right shoulder with the Keystone camper on its side. The BMW came to rest in a field at the corner of N 45th E and US26 knocking the stop sign down.

The juvenile driver, juvenile passenger, along with Nelson and his passenger Emily Nelson, 44, of Idaho Falls, were transported via ground ambulance to Eastern Idaho Medical Center in Idaho Falls.

Tracy and his passenger Doreen K. Leonard, 70, of Idaho Falls, were wearing their seat belts. The juvenile driver and the Nelson's were not wearing seat belts.

The lanes were blocked for approximately two and a half hours.



***** Update *****

The westbound lane of US26 is open.


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***** UPDATE *****

The eastbound lane and the westbound farthest left lane are open.


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Idaho State Police is investigating a crash westbound on US20 near milepost 339, at N 45th E, both the westbound and the eastbound farthest left lane of are blocked.

More information will be provided as it becomes available.