Monday, January 1, 2018

Injury Crash Near Beaches Corner on US26.

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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: 01/01/18 10:10 P.M.
Please direct questions to the District Office

On January 1, 2018, at approximately 6:30 P.M., Idaho State Police investigated a two-vehicle injury crash at the intersection of E 49th N and US26, near Beaches Corner.

Amanda Butikofer, 29, of Idaho Falls, was driving southbound on E 49th N in a 2015 Honda Civic. Butikofer failed to yield at the intersection of E 49th N and US26, and was struck by Austin Winder, 20, of Idaho Falls, who was driving eastbound on US26 in a 2003 Jeep Liberty. Butikofer continued through the intersection, drove off the road striking a highway sign, then through a parking lot, coming to rest against the corner of a building. Winder's vehicle came to rest on the right shoulder of the intersection.

Winder was wearing a seatbelt, Butikofer was not.

Butikofer was transported by personal vehicle to Eastern Idaho Regional Medical Center in Idaho Falls.

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