Tuesday, February 5, 2019

Fatal Crash in 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: 02/05/19 5:35 P.M.
Please direct questions to the District Office

On February 5, 2018, at approximately 11:30 A.M., Idaho State Police investigated a two-vehicle, fatality crash on Yellowstone Highway, just south of Sunnyside Road in Idaho Falls.

Robert LaDeaux, 45, of Shelley, ID, was driving northbound on Yellowstone Highway in a 2000 Ford Focus. Ryan Shields, 45, of Ammon, ID, was driving southbound on Yellowstone Highway in a 2006 Chevrolet Impala. The Ford Focus crossed the center line and entered the southbound lanes of travel and was struck on the driver's side by the Chevrolet Impala. LaDeaux was not wearing a seatbelt and succumbed to his injuries at Eastern Idaho Regional Medical Center in Idaho Falls.

Shields was wearing a seatbelt. Shields was transported by ground ambulance to Eastern Idaho Regional Medical Center in Idaho Falls.

Next of kin have been notified.

The southbound lanes of Yellowstone Highway were blocked for approximately two hours.

Idaho State Police was assisted by Idaho Falls Police Department, Idaho Falls Fire Department, and Idaho Falls Emergency Medical Services.

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