Thursday, February 6, 2020

Final Update - Crash blocking US26 at milepost 390.5 between Irwin and the Wyoming border

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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: 02/06/2020 6:44 p.m.
Please direct questions to the District Office

*Final Update*

On Thursday, February 6, 2020, at approximately 1:11 P.M., Idaho State Police investigated a two-vehicle fatality crash on US26 at milepost 390.5, east of Swan Valley.

Johnathan Rieth, 43, of Freedom, Wyoming, was traveling eastbound on US26 in a 1987 Nissan pick-up, towing a trailer with a snowmobile. Lonnie Wilson, 39, of Las Vegas, Nevada, was traveling westbound in a 2019 Dodge Ram. Rieth lost control of his vehicle and collided with Wilson.

Wilson was transported to Eastern Idaho Regional Medical Center, in Idaho Falls, by ground ambulance; he was wearing a seatbelt. Rieth succumbed to his injuries at the scene of the crash; next of kin has been notified. Rieth was not wearing a seatbelt.

Both eastbound and westbound lanes were blocked for approximately two hours and twenty minutes. The road was then partially blocked for an additional hour and a half.

This crash is under investigation by Idaho State Police.

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All lanes are back open.


*End of Update*

At this time the Idaho State Police are on scene of a crash that is blocking both eastbound and westbound lanes on US26 at milepost 390.5, between Irwin and the Wyoming border.