Three-vehicle crash on Ballard Road off US91

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On Saturday, October 19th, 2019, at 6:44 P.M., Idaho State Police investigated a three-vehicle crash on Ballard Road off US91, approximately four miles south of Fort Hall. 

Christy Phipps, 24, of Chubbuck, was stopped at a stop sign on the westbound side of Ballard Road at US91 in a 2009 Dodge Caravan. Phipps entered the intersection to turn south. She was struck by Sara Thompson, 27, of Pocatello, who was driving south on US91 in a 2019 Chevrolet Trax. The impact forced the vehicles to collide with Taitum Degarmo, 33, of Pocatello. Degarmo was stationary at the eastbound stop sign on Ballard facing US91 in a 2013 Chrysler Town and Country.

The southbound lane was blocked for approximately one hour and forty-five minutes. Two minor passengers from the Chevrolet Traverse were transported by ground ambulance to Portneuf Medical Center. All involved subjects were wearing seatbelts.

Idaho State Police was assisted by Fort Hall Police Department, Fort Hall Fire, and Fort Hall EMS.