Idaho State Police

08/18/2019 | Press release | Distributed by Public on 08/18/2019 02:13

*Update 2* Crash Northbound US91 Near Basalt

News Release - *Update 2* Crash Northbound US91 Near Basalt

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Idaho State Police 
District 5 5255 S. 5th Avenue, Suite 1
Pocatello, Idaho 83204
(208) 239-9800 FAX: (208) 239-9885

For Immediate Release:  08/18/19 2:07 a.m.
Please direct questions to the District Office


*Update 2*

On Saturday, August 17, 2019, at 9:51 p.m., the Idaho State Police investigated a two-vehicle, injury crash, northbound US91 at milepost 113.4, near Basalt in Bingham County.
A juvenile male was traveling northbound in a 2013 Toyota Sienna.  Tomas R. Lizarraga, 33, of Firth was traveling southbound in a 2014 Chrysler Town & Country.  The juvenile fell asleep at the wheel and veered into the southbound lane colliding with Lizarraga's vehicle head-on. Lizarraga and the juvenile driver were wearing seatbelts.  A juvenile passenger in the Toyota Sienna was not wearing a seatbelt. 

All occupants in both vehicles were transported by ground ambulance to Eastern Idaho Regional Medical Center in Idaho Falls.  

The northbound and southbound lanes were blocked for two and a half hours.  

*End of Update 2*

4031 / 3989



All lanes are back open. 

*End of Update*


The Idaho State Police is currently investigating a crash northbound US91 at milepost 113 near Basalt in Bingham County. Both lanes of travel are blocked at this time. More information will be released when it is made available. 


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