Thursday, August 9, 2018

Injury Crash at I15 MP 68 in Pocatello

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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: 08/09/2018 03:58 P.M.
Please direct questions to the District Office

On Thursday, August 9th, 2018, at approximately 12:03 p.m., the Idaho State Police investigated a two vehicle injury crash on Interstate 15 near milepost 68, in Pocatello.

Michael Martin, 60, of Campbell, MO, was driving a 2018 Peterbilt commercial vehicle northbound on Interstate 15, near milepost 68. Cody Olsen, 24, of Salt Lake City, UT, was driving a Ford Focus north on Interstate 15, when he side-swiped Martin's vehicle. Olsen then drove off the left shoulder of the road and into the median before he drove off an embankment and landed on Terry Street in Pocatello.

Olsen was transported by ground ambulance to Portneuf Medical Center in Pocatello.

The Idaho State Police was assisted by Pocatello Police Department, Pocatello Fire, Pocatello EMS and Bannock County Search and Rescue. The crash is under investigation by the Idaho State Police.

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