Friday, April 9, 2021

Two Vehicle Injury Crash US91, South of Downey

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Idaho State Police
District 5 5255 S. 5th Avenue, Suite 1
Pocatello, Idaho 83204
(208) 239-9800 FAX: (208) 239-9885

For Immediate Release: 04/09/21 9:25 p.m.
Please direct questions to the District Office

On Friday, April 9, 2021 at approximately 1:17 p.m., Idaho State Police investigated a two-vehicle injury crash on northbound US91 at milepost 32, just south of Downey.

Jeremiah J. Hancock, 37, of Lava Hot Springs, and his passenger, Erich C. Johnson, 33, of Lava Hot Springs, were travelling southbound on US91 in a 2007 GMC Sierra hauling a gooseneck trailer. Newell R. Jenkins, 77, of Bancroft, was also travelling southbound on US91 in a Freightliner semi-truck pulling a trailer.

Jenkins attempted to make a U-turn to travel northbound when Hancock's vehicle struck the front of the semi-truck. The GMC Sierra went off the left shoulder and overturned.

Neither Hancock or his passenger, Johnson, were wearing seat belts. Johnson was transported to Portneuf Regional Medical Center by ground ambulance.

Jenkins was wearing a seat belt.

The northbound lane was blocked for approximately one and a half hours.

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