Tuesday, January 28, 2020

Two vehicle crash on Yellowstone Highway near 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: 1/28/2020 9:54 a.m.
Please direct questions to the District Office

On Tuesday, January 28, 2020, at approximately 8:04 a.m., Idaho State Police investigated a two-vehicle, injury crash at the intersection of Yellowstone Highway and Iona Road near Idaho Falls.

Karlynn Evens, 23, of Royse City, Texas, was westbound on Iona Road in a 2012 Ford Focus. Melonie Fisher, 41, of Shelley, was eastbound on Yellowstone Highway in a 2019 Chevy Equinox. The Ford failed to stop at a stop sign and entered the intersection. The Chevy impacted the Ford on the driver's side. The Ford came to rest in the center turn lane and the Chevy came to rest in the westbound left lane.

Both drivers were wearing their seatbelts. Evens was transported to the Eastern Idaho Regional Medical Center in Idaho Falls by ground ambulance. The lanes of travel were partially blocked for approximately one hour and twenty minutes.

This crash is under investigation by the Idaho State Police.

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