Coroner identifies deceased after wrong-way driver crash
BANNOCK COUNTY, Idaho (KIFI) - UPDATE 2/20/23: The Bannock County Coroner’s Office, in cooperation with Idaho State Police, has confirmed the identity of the deceased following a three-vehicle collision on I15 southbound at milepost 70.4 in Bannock County on Friday, February 17, 2023.
Police say 29-year-old Tyler Michael Gunn of Chubbuck succumbed to his injuries at the scene.
Next of kin has been notified.
The incident remains under investigation by Idaho State Police.
ORIGINAL: The Idaho State Police are investigating a three-vehicle crash that occurred at approximately 11:30 PM, February 17, 2023, on I15 southbound at milepost 70.4, in Bannock County.
The driver of a 2002 Pontiac Grand Am, a 29-year-old male from Pocatello, was traveling northbound on I15 in the southbound lanes when his vehicle struck head-on with a 2005 Jeep Grand Cherokee being driven by a 56-year-old male from Logan, Utah.
The Jeep overturned and came to rest in the lanes on its top. A juvenile who was driving south in a 2009 Chevrolet Equinox, struck the Jeep as it was in the roadway.
The Interstate was blocked for approximately four hours while crews worked to clear the scene.
The 29-year-old male succumbed to his injuries at the scene.
The driver and passenger of the Jeep were transported to a local hospital.
The incident remains under investigation by the Idaho State Police.