Monday, November 27, 2023

Multi-vehicle crash west of Pocatello

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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: 11/27/23 3:36 P.M.
Please direct questions to the District Office

Idaho State Police is investigating a multi-vehicle collision which occurred on November 27, 2023 at approximately 8:00 A.M. on Eastbound Interstate 86, near mile post 56, west of Pocatello.

A thick layer of fog covered part of the interstate, causing visibility to significantly decrease in a short amount of time, caused vehicles to slow significantly. Personal and commercial vehicles ran into each other causing a chain reaction of approximately 30 vehicles to be involved in the crash.

A few People were transported to local hospitals by ambulance and personal vehicles with minor injuries

Traffic on I86 was blocked between exit 56 and exit 59 for approximately 7 hours, allowing for emergency responders and tow trucks to assist those involved and clear the scene.


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