UPDATE: Driver, juvenile hospitalized following wreck on US 20


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The following is an updated news release from Idaho State Police:

On Wednesday, Nov. 22, at 12:10 p.m., Idaho State Police investigated a single-vehicle, injury crash on U.S. Highway 20 near milepost 315, at the Ucon exit.

Kurtis Baker, age 21, of Ashton, was driving east on U.S. 20 in the right lane. As Baker went to make a lane change, he thought he saw another vehicle in the left lane, so he swerved to avoid it. Baker then overcorrected and lost control of the vehicle, went through the median, across the westbound lanes of travel and back off the road, striking a light pole.

Baker and his juvenile passenger were transported to Eastern Idaho Regional Medical Center in Idaho Falls.

The westbound exit to Ucon and the right lane of travel were blocked for about 90 minutes while crews worked to clear the scene.


IDAHO FALLS — Police are on the scene of a rollover crash on US Highway 20 near Ucon that happened around 12:10 p.m.

One vehicle was involved and, according to witnesses, the driver was driving north toward Rigby when the vehicle crossed the median and rolled.

Idaho State Police say two people were inside the vehicle. Their conditions are unknown.

Exposed electrical wires are on the ground in the area, according to ISP. Traffic is backed for miles.

The westbound/southbound exit to Ucon and right lane of US 20 are currently blocked.

EastIdahoNews.com will update this story with new information when we receive it.