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Police identify man killed in I-15 crash

Idaho Falls

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Photos: Nate Eaton, EastIdahoNews.com

UPDATE

The following is a news release from Idaho State Police:

On Saturday, Feb. 23, at approximately 4:56 p.m., the Idaho State Police investigated a single-vehicle fatality crash northbound I-15 at milepost 118.5, in Idaho Falls.

Robert J. Halford, 39, of Idaho Falls, was driving a 2017 Ford Focus northbound on I-15 at milepost 118.5. Halford drove off the right side shoulder of the freeway and went through a fence impacting a brick wall.

The vehicle came to rest on Mercury Avenue in Idaho Falls. Halford was wearing a seatbelt and succumbed to his injuries at the scene of the crash. Next of kin has been notified.

The Idaho State Police was assisted by the Idaho Falls Police Department, Idaho Falls Ambulance, and the Idaho Falls Fire Department.

The crash is under investigation by the Idaho State Police.

ORIGINAL STORY

IDAHO FALLS — A man was killed in a crash off Interstate 15 in Idaho Falls Saturday evening.

The crash occurred around 5 p.m.

Idaho State Police troopers tell EastIdahoNews.com the man was traveling northbound in a car toward the junction with U.S. Highway 20. For some unknown reason, the man veered off the interstate, traveled through a fence and onto Mercury Avenue. He then struck a building.

When police arrived on the scene he was dead.

EastIdahoNews.com has requested more details and will post them when they are available.

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