June 4th, 2019
UPDATED PRESS RELEASE
In reference to this crash from May 30th, the victim, 69 year old Peggy Knox of Bonneville County, is still at Eastern Idaho Regional Medical Center being treated for her injuries. The driver of the pickup involved is 40 year old Marcos Ruiz-Gutierez, also of Bonneville County.
No further information is available and this crash is still under investigation.
May 30th, 2019
At approximately 3:40pm this afternoon, Bonneville County Sheriff's Deputies and Idaho Falls Ambulance were called to an injury crash on 113th N. near 15th E. involving a vehicle and a bicycle. When emergency personnel arrived they found witnesses and bystanders assisting with first aide on the rider of the bike, a 69 year old woman. Ambulance personnel quickly transported the woman to Eastern Idaho Regional Medical Center with critical injuries.
Through investigation, Deputies found that the woman was riding her bike east bound on 113th N. An adult male driving a pickup pulling a horse trailer, also traveling east bound, attempted to go around the bike but the rider began drifting toward the center causing the pickup to drive across to the opposite side of the road in an attempt to avoid collision. The victim however still collided with the side of the pickup and trailer causing severe injuries.
Deputies closed the mile stretch of road for approximately 90 minutes in order to process the scene. The victim was not wearing a bicycle helmet at the time of the crash.
Deputies are continuing to investigate this incident and no further information is available.