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Freeway Near American Falls Scene Of Fatal Accident Today

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By Paul Johnson

UPDATE: All lanes of travel are now open following the crash on I-86 near mile post 37, near American Falls, Idaho. Allen Fingold, 77 years of age from Galt, CA, was traveling eastbound on I86 when he ran off the roadway onto the left shoulder. Fingold corrected and came back onto the interstate, then overcorrected, causing his vehicle to overturn. After overturning, Fingold’s vehicle came back onto its wheels and continued to travel eastbound on the left shoulder. His uncontrolled vehicle again went off the roadway onto the left shoulder, turning through the median. It then went back across both lanes of eastbound travel, all while continuing in a turning motion to the right. After circling around nearly 180 degrees, the vehicle again left the roadway on the left shoulder going into the median where it overturned a second time, coming to a rest on its top near the westbound lanes of travel in the median.

Fingold succumbed to his injuries on scene. Allen’s passenger, Jeanette Fingold, 70 years old and also from Galt, CA, was transported to Harm’s Memorial Hospital in American Falls. Both Allen and Jeanette were wearing their seatbelts. Notifications have been made to the family.


American Falls, Idaho ( KMVT-TV / KTWT-TV ) - The Idaho State Police are on the scene of a fatal accident near American Falls. Authorities say the accident happened in the westbound lanes of I-86 near milepost 37. Fast lanes in both the East and West bound lanes are blocked at this time. Idaho’s First news will have the latest as it becomes available.


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