Saturday, January 11, 2020

*Update* Fatal Crash Blocks Lanes on US26 Near Atomic City

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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: 01/11/2020 at 2:20 p.m.
Please direct questions to the District Office


On Saturday, January 11, 2020, at approximately 5:00 a.m., Idaho State Police investigated a fatal crash on US26 near milepost 276, northwest of Atomic City.

Sally Larsen, 44, of Blackfoot, was driving a 2003 Ford Windstar van eastbound on US26.
Brody Tripp, 40, of Chubbuck, was driving a 2019 Toyota Tundra pickup westbound on US26.
Tripp crossed the center line and struck Larsen's vehicle head on. Larsen was not wearing a seat belt and succumbed to her injuries on scene. Tripp was wearing a seat belt and was not transported. Lanes of travel were blocked for approximately five hours.

This crash remains under investigation by the Idaho State Police. Idaho State Police was assisted on scene by INL Fire.

*End of Update*

The Idaho State Police is on scene of a two vehicle crash eastbound US26 at milepost 276, near Atomic City. All eastbound and westbound lanes of travel are blocked. More information will be released as it becomes available.