Tuesday, July 17, 2018

**Final Update** Crash With Blockage West Bound I86 at MP 42 Near American Falls

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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: 07/17/2018 6:45pm
Please direct questions to the District Office

**Final Update*

On Tuesday, July 17, 2018, at approximately 2:12 p.m., Idaho State Police investigated a fatal crash on I-86 at milepost 42 near American Falls. Stephen Peterson, 75, of Idaho Falls was travelling eastbound on I-86 in a semi hauling potatoes when the vehicle went off the left shoulder and into the westbound lanes of travel. The vehicle then flipped on its side and caught fire. Peterson succumbed to his injuries at the scene of the crash.

Peterson was not wearing a seatbelt.

Next of kin has been notified.

3989 / 3413

*End of Update*

At this time the right lane is currently blocked, traffic is flowing in the left lane. Traffic is no longer being diverted at exit 44.
More information will be provided as it is available.

**End of update**

At this time the Idaho State Police is investigating a crash at west bound I86 at mile marker 42 near American Falls. The interstate is currently blocked west bound at exit 44 Seagull Bay.