Blackfoot man, child killed in intersection collision with semi

  • Source: KBOI-TV CBS 2 Boise
  • Published: 04/07/2021 12:00 AM

A Blackfoot man and child were killed and three others were rushed to a hospital Tuesday following a collision with a semi-truck. Idaho State Police said 21-year-old Joseph Crippen and one of his juvenile passengers died in a crash after he failed to yield at a Blackfoot intersection. Crippen was apparently heading south on Merkley Lane in a Dodge Caravan with four passengers when he was struck by a semi heading west on Rich Lane, according to ISP. The crash happened just after 4 p.m. Following impact, the Caravan collided with a power pole and came to rest in an irrigation canal. The semi-truck jackknifed and came to rest blocking Rich Lane. All five people in the Caravan were extricated. Crippen died after being air-lifted to Bingham Memorial Hospital. Another Blackfoot man, woman, and two children were taken by ambulance to a local hospital where one of the kids died.


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