Tuesday, July 24, 2018

Final Update: Injury Crash On Interstate 15 at Milepost 25 Near the Malad Summit

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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: 7/24/2018 6:15 p.m.
Please direct questions to the District Office

***Final Update***

On Tuesday, July 24, 2018, at 10:36 a.m., the Idaho State Police investigated a three-vehicle fatality crash on southbound Interstate 15 at milepost 25, near the Malad Summit in Bannock County.
Jeffery S. Carter, 45, of Nampa, was driving southbound Interstate 15 in the left lane in a 2005 Nissan Frontier Pickup with a small U-Haul trailer.

Duane P. Barnes, 65, of Glen Arms, Maryland, was driving in the left lane behind Carter in a 2017 Hyundai passenger car.

Carter and Barnes started to slow down while approaching the summit at mile post 25.

Daniel D. Barker, 36, of Pocatello, was driving a 2018 Ram 2500 pickup and failed to slow down and struck the rear-end of the Hyundai. The Hyundai was then pushed into the rear of the U-Haul trailer. Barker was not wearing a seatbelt.

Barnes was not wearing a seatbelt and succumbed to his injuries on scene. His passenger, Nancy M. Barnes, 67, of Glen Arms, Maryland, was transported by ground ambulance to Portneuf Medical Center in Pocatello. She was wearing a seatbelt. Next of kin has been notified.

The southbound lanes of Interstate 15 was blocked for approximately four and half hours.
This crash is under investigation by the Idaho State Police.

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***End of Final Update***

Idaho State Police is currently on scene of a multi-vehicle injury crash on southbound Interstate 15 at milepost 25, near the Malad Summit,in Bannock County. The southbound lanes are blocked, and motorists can expect a delay if in the area. More information will be released when available.