Monday, August 22, 2022

Fatality Crash Near American Falls

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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: 08/22/2022 04:41 P.M.
Please direct questions to the District Office

Idaho State Police is investigating a vehicle collision that occurred at approximately 10:19 a.m., on August 22, 2022, on eastbound I86 at milepost 46, east of American Falls.

A 78-year-old male from American Falls was driving a 2003 Chevrolet Trailblazer eastbound on I86. The Trailblazer appears to have gone off the right shoulder and rolled. The driver succumbed to his injuries at scene. He was wearing a seatbelt.

A 77-year-old female passenger from American Falls was wearing a seatbelt and transported by air ambulance to a nearby hospital.

Traffic on eastbound I86 was completely blocked for three and a half hours. This was extended due to a secondary crash in area.

This incident remains under investigation by the Idaho State Police.