Friday, June 19, 2020

Two Vehicle Crash US20 South of Swan Lake in Fremont County

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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: 06/19/20 8:00 p.m.
Please direct questions to the District Office

On June 19, 2020, at 3:22 p.m., Idaho State Police investigated a two vehicle, property damage crash on US20 at milepost 375, south of Swan Lake in Fremont County. Melissa Winward, 28, of Rigby, was traveling eastbound in a 1996 Dodge R250 pickup truck pulling a 1979 Kit Companion Travel Camping Trailer when she pulled over onto the shoulder. Alan Hernandez, 59, of Livingston, Texas, was traveling eastbound in a 2017 Ram pickup truck hauling a 2019 Lance Camper Travel Trailer. Winward pulled back onto US20 and attempted to make a left turn. Hernandez swerved to the left and struck the front side of Winward's vehicle. Winward's trailer became unattached from her pickup and came to rest in the middle of the east and westbound lanes. Hernandez's vehicle came to rest on the westbound side of US20.

Traffic was routed around the crash while crews worked remove the vehicles. US20 was cleared at 6:46 p.m. This crash is under investigation by the Idaho State Police.

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