Woman hospitalized after crash in Bonneville County


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The following is a news release and photos from Idaho State Police.

IDAHO FALLS — On Jan. 1, at approximately 6:30 p.m., Idaho State Police investigated a two-vehicle injury crash at the intersection of E 49th N and US 26, near Beaches Corner.

Amanda Butikofer, 29, of Idaho Falls, was driving southbound on E 49th N in a 2015 Honda Civic. Butikofer failed to yield at the intersection of E 49th N and US 26, and was struck by Austin Winder, 20, of Idaho Falls, who was driving eastbound on US 26 in a 2003 Jeep Liberty.

Butikofer continued through the intersection, drove off the road striking a highway sign, then through a parking lot, coming to rest against the corner of a building. Winder’s vehicle came to rest on the right shoulder of the intersection.

Winder was wearing a seatbelt, Butikofer was not.

Butikofer was transported by personal vehicle to Eastern Idaho Regional Medical Center in Idaho Falls.