Friday, November 16, 2018

*Update 3* Injury Crash on US26 East of Shoshone

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District 4 Patrol 218 West Yakima, Jerome, ID 83338-5904 (208) 324-6000
Fax (208) 324-7897

For Immediate Release: 11/17/2018 12:30 a.m.
Please direct questions to the District Office

**UPDATE 3**

On Friday, November 16, 2018, at approximately 7:10 p.m., Idaho State Police investigated an injury crash which occurred on US Highway 26 at milepost 173, east of Shoshone.
A 2005 Ford Ranger Pickup, driven by a juvenile, was travelling eastbound on US 26, when it crossed into the westbound lanes in an attempt to pass a semi-truck. The Ford Ranger collided, head-on, with a 2002 Ford Expedition, driven by Janice Edmunds, 74, of Shoshone, which had been travelling westbound on US26.

All involved occupants of the vehicles were wearing seatbelts. Edmunds was transported by air ambulance to Portneuf Medical Center in Pocatello. Her passenger, James Edmunds, 76, of Shoshone, was transported via ground ambulance to Saint Luke's Magic Valley in Twin Falls. The driver of the Ford Ranger was transported by air ambulance to Saint Luke's Magic Valley, and later, to Saint Alphonsus Regional Medical Center in Boise.

Both lanes of US Highway 26 were blocked for approximately two hours.
ISP was assisted by Shoshone Fire, Lincoln County Search and Rescue, Lincoln County EMS, and the Lincoln County Sheriff's Office.
This crash is under investigation by the Idaho State Police.

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**UPDATE 2**

Both lanes of travel on US26 at mile marker 173 are open at this time.


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At this time, the eastbound lane of US26 at mile marker 173 is open. Traffic is able to flow through the area in both directions of travel.

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Idaho State Police is investigating a crash eastbound on US26 at mile marker 173, east of Shoshone.

Both lanes of US26 are blocked and motorists should expect delays.