Sunday, June 27, 2021

Update- Injury Crash US26 with a Swather Southwest of Ririe

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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: 06/27/21 9:25 p.m.
Please direct questions to the District Office


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On Sunday, June 27, 2021, at 4:25 p.m. Idaho State Police investigated a two vehicle injury crash on US26 at 55th East, southwest of Ririe.

Tera Fortner, 41, of Rigby, was traveling eastbound on US26 in a John Deer 4995 swather. Casey Wheeler, 36, of Rigby was traveling eastbound in a 2019 GMC Canyon pickup truck and struck the back of the swather, which was pushed off the road and came to rest in a field.

Fornter was transported by ground ambulance to Eastern Idaho Regional Medical Center. Wheeler was not injured. Neither driver was wearing a seatbelt.

Idaho State Police would like to remind drivers the summer months are an active time for farm equipment to be on the roadways. Keep yourself and your passengers safe by remaining attentive and to use caution.

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