Monday, October 28, 2019

Final Update: Crash Blocking I15 at Exit 113 south of Idaho Falls

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Idaho State Police
District 6 1540 Foote Dr.
Idaho Falls, Idaho 83402-1828
(208) 528-3400 FAX: (208) 528-3485

For Immediate Release: 10/28/2019 5:45 p.m.
Please direct questions to the District Office

***Final Update***

Idaho State Police was assisted at the scene by the Bonneville County Sheriffs' Office, Idaho Ambulance and Fire, and the Idaho Transportation Department Port Of Entry.



On Monday, October 28, 2019, at 1:14 p.m., Idaho State Police investigated an injury crash northbound on I15 at mile marker 113, south of Idaho Falls.

Robert F. Sorrell Jr., 45, of Pocatello, was driving northbound on I15 in a 2000 Kenworth semi-tractor pulling two 2016 Western semi-trailers loaded with corn. Michael J. Lint, 53, of Idaho Falls, was driving northbound on I15 in a heavy-duty crane truck. Sorrell hit the rear of the crane truck, which was traveling at approximately 45 mph in the right lane.

Sorrell was transported by ground ambulance to Eastern Idaho Regional Medical Center. Lint was wearing his seatbelt and was not transported.

The northbound lanes of I15 were blocked for four and a half hours. The lanes have been reopened.

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At this time the Idaho State Police is on scene of a crash with blockage on Interstate 15 just north of the 113 exit in Idaho Falls. All northbound lanes of travel are blocked at this time and traffic is being diverted off the interstate at the 113 exit.