News Release - Wrong-Way Driver Fatal Crash in 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:  02/18/2023 5:25 AM
Please direct questions to the District Office

The Idaho State Police are investigating a three-vehicle crash that occurred at approximately 11:30 PM, February 17, 2023, on I15 southbound at milepost 70.4, in Bannock County.

The driver of a 2002 Pontiac Grand Am, a 29-year-old male from Pocatello, was traveling northbound on I15 in the southbound lanes when his vehicle struck head-on with a 2005 Jeep Grand Cherokee being driven by a 56-year-old male from Logan, Utah. The Jeep overturned and came to rest in the lanes on its top. A juvenile who was driving south in a 2009 Chevrolet Equinox, struck the Jeep as it was in the roadway.

The Interstate was blocked for approximately four hours while crews worked to clear the scene.

The 29-year-old male succumbed to his injuries at the scene.
The driver and passenger of the Jeep were transported to a local hospital.

The incident remains under investigation by the Idaho State Police.

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