Wednesday, December 9, 2020

Two Vehicle Blocking Crash, Eastbound US20 at milepost 308, in 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: 12/09/2020 6:05 P.M.
Please direct questions to the District Office

On 12/9/2020 at 1:11 P.M., Idaho State Police investigated a crash eastbound US20 at milepost 308, in Idaho Falls.

James Williams, 44, of Meridian was traveling westbound on US20 in a 2009 Mazda 5. Armando Silvas, 27, of Idaho Falls was traveling with Williams as a passenger. Adrian Torres-Valencia, 23, of Kearns, Utah was traveling eastbound on US20 in a 2015 Freightliner. Mathew Jones, 24, of Fort Worth, Texas was traveling with Torres-Valencia as a passenger.

Williams crossed over into eastbound traffic, colliding with Torres-Valencia. Both vehicles came to rest in the westbound lanes of travel. Silvas was ejected from the vehicle. Both Williams and Silvas were transported to Eastern Idaho Regional Medical Center via ground ambulance, neither were wearing seatbelts. Torres-Valencia and Jones were not transported and both were wearing seatbelts.

Idaho State Police was assisted by Idaho Falls Police Department, Idaho Falls Ambulance, Idaho Falls Fire Department, and Idaho Transportation Department. Lanes were fully blocked for approximately two and half hours. The crash is still under investigation by Idaho State Police.

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