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UPDATE: Police identify man hit and killed on Interstate 15


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Eric Grossarth,


Police have identified the man hit and killed on Interstate 15 near Idaho Falls while trying to help a driver who slid off the road Tuesday morning.

Idaho State Police say in a news release that the crash happened shortly before 8 a.m. near milepost 117 when 85-year-old Glen Howard, of Idaho Falls, parked on the right shoulder. Howard then tried to cross both southbound lanes to help the other vehicle.

As Howard tried making his way to the car in the median, a Dodge Ram pickup truck driven by 71-year-old Stephen Blaser, of Blackfoot, hit and killed him.

The southbound lanes were blocked for about two hours.

ISP troopers continue to investigate.


Eric Grossarth,

IDAHO FALLS — A man was hit and killed on Interstate 15 in Idaho Falls Tuesday morning.

It happened around 7:50 a.m. near the Pancheri Drive overpass, according to Idaho Falls Fire Department spokeswoman Kerry Hammon. Preliminary reports indicate the man stopped to help a driver who slid off the road when he was hit by a pickup truck.

Southbound lanes are closed while police investigate. There is major traffic congestion and drivers are asked to avoid the area if possible.

Winter weather has caused multiple crashes in eastern Idaho. Commuters are asked to slow down and use caution. will update this story as we learn more.