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Two Car Crash Takes Life Of Pocatello Resident

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By Paul Johnson

Pocatello, Idaho ( KMVT-TV / KSVT-TV ) - A two-vehicle crash in Bonneville county has claimed the life of a Pocatello resident. The accident was reported around 12:23pm on Sunday July 6. Idaho State Police say the fatal crash happened on U.S. 26 near milepost 356. Joshua Nichols, 32, of Pocatello, ID, was driving west on US26 in a 2004 Ford F150 pick-up pulling a small camp trailer. The trailer started to fishtail and Joshua's vehicle went across the center line colliding with the side of a 2004 Lexus, driven by Renee Feirtag, 45, of Albuquerque, NM. After impact, the Ford overturned onto its side and separated from the trailer. The Lexus struck the guardrail and came to rest in the lanes of travel.

The front passenger of the Ford, Ty Nichols, 29, of Pocatello, ID, succumbed to her injuries at the scene of the crash. Joshua and four juveniles were transported by ground ambulance to Eastern Idaho Regional Medical Center, in Idaho Falls.

Feirtag, one adult passenger, and two juvenile passengers were also transported by ground ambulance to EIRMC, in Idaho Falls.

US26 was blocked in both directions for about 5 hours.

Photo courtesy of KIFI- Idaho Falls


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