Monday, March 29, 2021

Crash on Yellowstone Highway, near 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: Monday - March 29, 2021 4:35 p.m.
Please direct questions to the District Office

On Monday, March 29, 2021, at approximately 12:45 p.m., Idaho State Police investigated a two-vehicle, injury crash on Yellowstone Highway just north of W 65th S, near Idaho Falls.

Richard Smith, 49, of Idaho Falls, was pulling out of a driveway adjacent to Yellowstone Highway in a 2008 Ford Fusion. Jessica Cline, 37, of Shelley, was driving southbound on Yellowstone Highway in a 1999 Chevrolet Suburban. Smith failed to yield when entering a highway and the Ford was struck by the Chevrolet.

All occupants were wearing their seat belts. Smith and his passenger, Angela Keller, 39, of Shelley, were transported via ground ambulance to Idaho Falls Community Hospital.

The lanes were blocked for approximately 40 minutes while crews worked to clear the scene. The crash is under investigation.

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