Thursday, October 19, 2023

Multi-vehicle fatality crash in Idaho Falls

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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: 10/19/2023 1:20 p.m.
Please direct questions to the District Office

The Idaho State Police are investigating a six-vehicle fatality crash that occurred on Thursday, October 19, 2023, at approximately 6:57 a.m., at the intersection of South Yellowstone Highway and West 49th South, in Idaho Falls.

A 2013 Ford Taurus, driven by a 18 year old female, from Basalt, entered the intersection and was struck by a westbound 2000 Kenworth semi-truck with two trailers, driven by a 27 year old male, from Blackfoot.

Both vehicles crossed into the eastbound lanes striking the following vehicles:

A 2013 Ford F150 pickup, driven by a 38-year-old male, from Idaho Falls,

A 2012 Hyundai Genesis, driven by a 22-year-old male, from Shelley,

A 2018 Chevrolet Tahoe, driven by a 38-year-old female, from Shelley,

A 2017 Ram Pickup, driven by a 62-year-old male, from Shelley.

The driver of the Taurus was taken to a local hospital and succumbed to her injuries.

All drivers were wearing seatbelts.

The eastbound lanes are currently blocked.

The crash is under investigation by the Idaho State Police.

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