Wednesday, June 20, 2018

Two vehicle crash eastbound US26 at milepost 341, east of 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: 6/20/2018 10:12 p.m.
Please direct questions to the District Office

On Wednesday, June 20, 2018 at approximately 7:13 p.m., Idaho State Police investigated a two-vehicle, injury crash eastbound US26 at milepost 341, five miles east of Idaho Falls.

Jeffery Covert, 55, of Idaho Falls, was eastbound on US26 in a 2017 Subaru Forester. Brandon Martin, 18, of Rigby, was behind the Subaru in a 1997 Chevy S10 pickup. Covert slowed to make a left hand turn and the Chevy struck the Subaru from behind. Both vehicles came to rest on the westbound shoulder, partially blocking the right lane.

Both Covert and Martin were wearing their seatbelts. Martin was transported to the Eastern Idaho Regional Medical Center in Idaho Falls by personal vehicle. The westbound right lane was blocked for approximately an hour and a half by emergency vehicles while crews worked to clear the scene.

The crash is under investigation by Idaho State Police.

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