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Blackfoot man killed in accident identified

BINGHAM COUNTY, Idaho (KIFI) - UPDATE 10/3/22: The Bannock County Coroner’s Office, in cooperation with Idaho State Police, has confirmed the identity of the deceased following the two-vehicle collision northbound on US 91 at milepost 97 in Bingham County on Sunday.

Officials say 24-year-old Colby John Platt of Blackfoot was pronounced deceased at the hospital.

Next of kin has been notified.

The incident remains under investigation by Idaho State Police.

“My deepest condolences go out to Colby’s family and friends in this difficult time,” Bannock County Coroner Torey Danner said.


ORIGINAL: Idaho State Police report they are investigating a vehicle collision that occurred at 7:22 a.m. on Sunday, at northbound US 91 at milepost 97 in Bingham County.

A 24-year-old man from Blackfoot was driving a 2004 Jeep Grand Cherokee southbound on US 91. An 82-year-old man from Blackfoot was driving a 2017 Ford F150 pickup northbound in the turn lane when the vehicles collided in front of the Sage Hill Gas Station.

The driver of the Ford pickup was wearing a seatbelt, the driver of the Jeep was not. Both drivers were transported by ground ambulance to local hospitals. The driver of the Jeep was pronounced deceased at the hospital.

This incident remains under investigation by the Idaho State Police.



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