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Ohio man in critical condition after I-15 crash

Arimo crash july 15

ARIMO, Idaho (KIFI/KIDK) -UPDATE: Idaho State Police said Igor Belousov,48, of Blacklick, Ohio was driving a 2021 Freightliner with an empty trailer right northbound lane of Interstate 15. 

Braxton Buffat, 28, of Phoenix, Arizona, was northbound in the left lane, driving a 2015 silver Toyota Corolla.  

Belousov started to move into the left lane, where Buffat’s vehicle was traveling.   Buffat drove off the left shoulder, came back into the lane and struck the side of the truck.   Buffat’s car then spun around and came to rest on the right shoulder of the interstate.

According to ISP reports, Belousov’s vehicle also spun around, became airborne and landed on the driver’s side of the vehicle on the right shoulder.

Belousov was transported by air ambulance to Portneuf Medical Center. 

Buffat’s passenger, 23-year-old Madison Smith of Pocatello, was transported by ground ambulance to Portneuf Medical Center.

UPDATE: Belousov was listed in critical condition at Portneuf Regional Medical Center Thursday.

The northbound lanes of the interstate were blocked for seven hours.

Original Story:
Idaho State Police is investigating an injury crash northbound on Interstate 15 milepost 42, north of Arimo.  

All northbound lanes are blocked at this time.

Follow Local News 8 and KIDK Eyewitness News 3 as more details are released.

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