Friday, October 7, 2022

Crash Southbound on I15 at 96 Blocks Traffic

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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: 10/07/2022 6:25 P.M.
Please direct questions to the District Office

Idaho State Police is investigating a vehicle collision which occurred on October 7, 2022, at 1:16 P.M., on I15 at mile marker 96, in Bingham County.

A 1998 Peterbilt semi-truck pulling double semi-trailers was stopped in the lane of travel southbound on I15. A 2014 Freightliner semi-truck and semi-trailer, a 2005 Chevrolet Silverado, and a 2018 Toyota 4Runner were all traveling southbound on I15. The Freightliner struck the Peterbilt from behind and was rear-ended by the Chevrolet. The Toyota struck debris in the roadway.

The Freightliner was driven by a 21-year-old man from Tracy, CA. He was wearing a seatbelt and was transported by ground ambulance to the hospital. The Chevrolet was occupied by a juvenile driver, a 19-year-old female passenger, from Chubbuck, and a juvenile passenger. All occupants were wearing their seatbelts, and all were transported by ground ambulance to the hospital. The Peterbilt was driven by a 52-year-old man from Blackfoot. He was wearing a seatbelt. The Toyota was driven by a 50-year-old-woman from Billings, MT. She was wearing a seatbelt.

Traffic on I15 was blocked for approximately four hours, allowing emergency responders to assist those involved and clear the scene.

This incident remains under investigation by the Idaho State Police.

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