Wednesday, January 3, 2024

Crash Blocks SB I15@25 in Bannock County

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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: 01/03/2024 4:35 A.M.
Please direct questions to the District Office

Idaho State Police is investigating a vehicle collision that occurred on Wednesday January 3, 2024, at approximately 12:18 A.M. on southbound I15 at milepost 25, in Bannock County.

A 52-year-old male from Spokane Valley, WA was driving southbound on I15 in a 1994 Kenworth tractor pulling one trailer. The Kenworth was traveling at a low speed to get up the incline. A 46-year-old male from Three Hills Alberta, Canada was also driving southbound in a 2023 Freightliner tractor pulling a trailer. The Freightliner failed to yield to slowing traffic and collided with the Kenworth. Both drivers were wearing a seatbelt.

A 60-year-old male passenger in the Kenworth was not wearing a seatbelt and was transported by ground ambulance to a local area hospital.

Southbound I15 was blocked for approximately 3 hours to allow emergency responders to assist those involved and clear the scene.

This incident remains under investigation by the Idaho State Police.

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