Wednesday, October 3, 2018

Final Update: Two vehicle crash on US26, 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: 10/3/2018 11:27 p.m.
Please direct questions to the District Office

*****FINAL UPDATE*****

On October 3rd, 2018, at approximately 6:36 p.m., the Idaho State Police investigated a two-vehicle injury crash at the intersection of US26 and 45th E, 3 miles east of Idaho Falls.

Lisa Hess, 32, of Idaho Falls, was in a 2015 Toyota Camry driving northbound on N 45th E where she approached the stop sign at N 45th E and US26. James Newton, 39, of Rigby, was in a 2012 Ford F150 pickup driving westbound on US26 near milepost 339. Hess failed to yield at the stop sign and was struck by Newton's Ford. Hess' vehicle then collided head on with a power pole.

Both drivers were transported by ground ambulance to Eastern Idaho Regional Medical Center in Idaho Falls.

One westbound lane of travel was blocked for approximately two hours. The crash is under investigation by Idaho State Police.

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Both eastbound lanes and one westbound lane are open.

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Idaho State Police is investigating a two-vehicle crash at the intersection of US26 and 45th E, 3 miles east of Idaho Falls. Both westbound lanes are blocked and one eastbound lane is blocked. More information will be released as it becomes available.

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