Friday, December 1, 2017

Fatality crash on Old Hwy 91 near Inkom

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Idaho State Police
District 5 5255 S. 5th Avenue, Suite 2
Pocatello, Idaho 83204
(208) 239-9800 FAX: (208) 239-9885

For Immediate Release: 12/02/17 12:32 a.m.
Please direct questions to the District Office

On Friday, December 1, 2017, at approximately 8:35 p.m., the Idaho State Police investigated a vehicle versus train fatality crash, southbound Old Highway 91 at Blackrock Canyon Road, near Inkom.

Samuel E. Laxton, 45, of Pocatello, was in a 1992 Ford truck that was parked on the railroad tracks. A train struck the vehicle, ejecting Laxton. He succumbed to his injuries on scene. Laxton was not wearing a seat belt.

The train tracks were blocked for approximately two and a half hours.

Next of kin has been notified and the crash is still under investigation.