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At least two people transported after multiple vehicle crash on US-26

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The following is a news release from the Idaho State Police.

Idaho State Police investigated a three-vehicle injury crash on westbound U.S. Highway 26 at North 45th East, north of Iona on Friday evening.

The accident occurred at about 6 p.m.

A juvenile was driving southbound on North 45th East in a 2001 Toyota Camry. Louis G. Nelson Jr., 44, of Idaho Falls, was driving eastbound on US-26 in a 2012 Ford F350 pickup pulling a 2011 Keystone camp trailer. Carl J. Tracy, 72, of Idaho Falls, was driving westbound on US-26 in a 2009 BMW 335.

The juvenile failed to yield for the stop sign at North 45th East and US-26. Nelson’s vehicle collided with the Toyota Camry. The Camry then spun around striking the BMW driven by Tracy.

The Camry came to rest in the middle of the westbound lanes on US26. The Ford came to rest on the right shoulder with the Keystone camper on its side. The BMW came to rest in a field at the corner of N 45th E and US26 knocking the stop sign down.

The juvenile driver, juvenile passenger, along with Nelson and his passenger Emily Nelson, 44, of Idaho Falls, were transported via ground ambulance to Eastern Idaho Medical Center in Idaho Falls.

Tracy and his passenger Doreen K. Leonard, 70, of Idaho Falls, were wearing their seat belts. The juvenile driver and the Nelson’s were not wearing seat belts.

The lanes were blocked for approximately two and a half hours.


RIRIE — Idaho State Police are investigating a three-vehicle injury crash at the intersection of U.S. Highway 26 and North 45th East.

The accident occurred just after 6 p.m. Friday and Idaho State Police and Idaho Falls Fire EMS responded to the scene.

It is unclear exactly what caused the accident, however, authorities say at least two individuals were transported to Eastern Idaho Regional Medical Center by ground ambulance.

The westbound lane of US-26 is currently blocked as authorities clear the scene. has a reporter on scene and will post more details as they come in.

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