UPDATE: Slick roads contributed to three vehicle crash on Yellowstone


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Mike Price, EastIdahoNews.com


Idaho State Police continue to investigate a three vehicle, non-injury crash at the intersection of West 65th South and Yellowstone Highway / U.S. Highway 91 in Idaho Falls.

The crash occurred just before 10 a.m. Tuesday.

Police reports show Brett Jensen, 50, of Idaho Falls, was traveling eastbound on 65th in a 2000 Kenworth commercial vehicle. Jensen’s vehicle slid on icy roads into the intersection and came to rest in the southbound lanes of US 91.

Nora Butler, 24, of Firth, was traveling southbound on US 91, in a 2007 Pontiac Grand Am when she collided with Jensen’s vehicle. Both Jensen’s and Butler’s vehicles were struck by a 2016 Chevy Silverado traveling southbound on US 91, driven by Mike Adams, 62, of Ririe.

All occupants were wearing seatbelts and no one was transported.

The southbound lanes of US 91 remain currently blocked while crews work to clear the scene.


IDAHO FALLS — A semi-truck is leaking large amount of diesel fuel onto the roadway after a three-vehicle crash at the corner of Yellowstone Highway and 65th South near HK Contractors.

The crash involved the truck and two smaller vehicles. It’s unclear what caused the crash at this time.

Law enforcement, EMS and hazmat teams have been dispatched to deal with the crash. Sand trucks are also being called to the spill.

Idaho Falls Fire Department spokeswoman Kerry Hammon said the semi-truck was carrying about 130 gallons of fuel.

At least three people were involved in the crash, but no one was injured or transported to the hospital, Hammon said.

Officials are asking people to avoid the area.