Friday, May 4, 2018

Final Update: Fatal Crash Blocking Chubbuck Road in Chubbuck.

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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: 05/04/18 10:13 PM
Please direct questions to the District Office

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On May 4th, 2018 at approximately 4:07 P.M., the Idaho State police investigated a two vehicle fatality crash at the intersection of Cole Street and Chubbuck Road in Chubbuck.

Matthew Lee, 33, of Pocatello, was driving west on Chubbuck Road on a 2006 Kawasaki motorcycle with a juvenile passenger. Justin Walls, 31, of Chubbuck, was driving southbound on Cole Road in a 2016 Ram 2500 pickup. Lee entered the center turn lane of travel in an attempt to pass a slowing vehicle turning northbound onto Cole Street. As Walls was turning onto eastbound Chubbuck Road his vehicle collided with the Kawasaki motorcycle. Lee was not wearing a helmet and succumbed to his injuries at the scene. Next of kin have been notified. Lee's juvenile passenger was wearing a helmet. Walls was wearing a seatbelt.

The juvenile passenger was transported via ground ambulance to Portneuf Medical Center in Pocatello.

The intersection of Cole Street and Chubbuck Road was blocked for two hours. The crash is under investigation by the Idaho State Police.

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All lanes of travel are open.


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The Idaho State Police is currently investigating a crash at the intersection of Chubbuck Road and Cole Street in Chubbuck. The east and westbound lanes are currently blocked. More information will be released as it becomes available.