Thursday, June 14, 2018

Two vehicle crash near Shelley

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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: 6/14/18 7:57 p.m.
Please direct questions to the District Office

On Thursday, June 14, 2018 at approximately 3:35 p.m., Idaho State Police investigated a two-vehicle, injury crash at the intersection of 1100 E and 1400 N, east of Shelley in Bingham County.

Royce Samargis, 39, of Shelley was northbound on 1100 E in a Caterpillar Road Grader. A juvenile was behind the Caterpillar in a 2000 Ford Focus. The Ford attempted to pass the Caterpillar as it was turning left onto 1400 N. The Ford struck the side of the Caterpillar and then struck an electrical pole.

The juvenile was wearing a seatbelt and was transported to Eastern Idaho Regional Medical Center in Idaho Falls by ground ambulance. The intersection was blocked for approximately three hours while crews worked to clear the scene.

The crash is under investigation by Idaho State Police.

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