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Wrong-way driver causes I-15 crash near Idaho Falls

UPDATE 5-29 8:05 a.m.

Idaho State Police investigators said Leatha Neilson, 71, of Shelley, was driving south in the northbound lane of Interstate 15 at milepost 114 in Idaho Falls at 7:09 p.m. She was driving a 2015 Honda Civic.

Christopher Berry, 27, of Teton, was northbound in a 2016 Jeep Patriot. Berry swerved to avoid a collision, but Neilson’s Honda struck the driver’s side of the Jeep.

The Honda came to rest on the roadway while the Jeep went off the right shoulder and rolled several times, coming to rest on its top.

All occupants were wearing seat belts and child restraints.

UPDATE 5/28/19 9:04 P.M.:

All lanes are back open.

According to Idaho State Police, a wrong way driver caused the crash.

There were minor injuries because everyone was wearing seatbelts, as well as two minors in car seats.

ORIGINAL STORY: Northbound I-15 drivers are at a standstill while first responders deal with a rollover accident.

Traffic has stalled just north of the exit 113 interchange outside of Idaho Falls. Right now, Idaho State Police troopers are diverting traffic off the interstate at the exit. It is still unclear how the crash occurred, or if anyone was hurt. The Idaho Falls Fire Department is also on scene.

Avoid the area if you can. We will provide updates as the information is given to us.

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