Monday, February 3, 2020

Final Update: Crash Blocking US26 near Milepost 343 West of Ririe

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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: 02/03/2020 6:00 P.M.
Please direct questions to the District Office

***Final Update***

On Monday, February 3, 2020, at 2:44 p.m., Idaho State Police investigated an injury crash westbound on US26 at mile marker 343, west of Ririe.

Lawrence Meleskie, 66, of Ririe, was driving westbound on US26 in a 2003 GMC Sierra. J. Scott Shipton, 56, of Rigby, was driving eastbound on US26 in a 2017 Nissan Murano. Meleskie attempted to pass a snow-plow, failed to maintain lanes crossing over the center line, and struck the Murano.

Meleskie and Shipton were transported by ground ambulance to Eastern Idaho Regional Medical Center in Idaho Falls. They were both wearing a seatbelt.

The lanes travel were blocked for approximately one hour.

Idaho State Police reminds drivers to use extra caution when driving around snow-plows.

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All lanes are open.


Idaho State Police are investigating a crash on US26 at milepost 343, west of Ririe. Both eastbound lanes of travel are blocked. One westbound lane of travel is blocked.

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