Wednesday, May 5, 2021

Crash on I15 South of Fort Hall Injures Three

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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: 5/5/2021 3:00 p.m.
Please direct questions to the District Office

On May 5, 2021, Idaho State Police investigated a two-vehicle, injury crash southbound on I15 at milepost 78, two miles south of the Fort Hall exit. Scott Bezold, 37, of Rigby, was southbound on I15 in a 2002 Cadillac Escalade. McKenna Peterson, 27, of Blackfoot, was also southbound in a 2018 Kia Forte. The two drivers were approaching the scene of a crash which had previously occurred in the area, when Peterson struck Bezold from behind. Both vehicles left the roadway and overturned, and extrication was needed on both vehicles. Peterson, Bezold, and Bezold's passenger, Melanie Bezold, also 37 of Rigby, were transported by ground ambulance to Portneuf Medical Center in Pocatello. Peterson was cited for following too close. The crash is still under investigation.