2 Killed and 2 Sent to Hospital After Multi Vehicle Accident Near Pocatello
As the 100 Deadliest Days of Summer continue in Idaho, there have been 2 more deaths reported on Idaho roads. Idaho State Police responded to a multi-vehicle accident north of Pocatello on Wednesday afternoon.
Multi Vehicle Accident Near Pocatello, ID Results in Two Deaths
The accident happened on Interstate 15 at mile marker 74.5 in Bannock County. The Idaho State Police reported:
A 2008 Peterbilt dump-truck was traveling southbound on I15 when the driver approached slowing traffic and struck three vehicles also traveling southbound. The involved vehicles and occupants were:
A 1998 Toyota Avalon, driven by a 23-year-old man from Idaho Falls. He and his passenger, a 26-year-old woman from Idaho Falls, were transported by ground ambulance to a local hospital where both succumbed to their injuries. An additional passenger, a 20-year-old woman from Ammon, was not wearing her seatbelt and was transported by law enforcement to a local hospital.
A 2000 Ford pick-up, driven by a 40-year-old man from Sheridan, WY. He and his passengers a 40-year-old woman and a juvenile, were wearing their seatbelts and were not transported.
A 2006 Dodge pick-up pulling an empty horse trailer, driven by a 46-year-old man from Beatty, NV. He and his passenger, a 55-year-old woman from Pahrump, NV were wearing their seatbelt and were not transported.
The driver of the Peterbilt, a 67-year-old man from Idaho Falls, was wearing his seatbelt and was transported by ground ambulance to a local hospital.
Traffic southbound on I15 was blocked for approximately two and a half hours until the left lane was re-opened.
The remaining lanes were opened around 8 PM. The accident is under investigation.