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Trainer Mike Taylor seriously injured in crash


June 13, 2016     E-mail this page to a friend!

From the Idaho State Police

On Friday, June 10, 2016 at approximately 2:12 p.m., the Idaho State Police investigated a two-vehicle, injury crash eastbound on US-30 at milepost 403, two miles west of Soda Springs.

Mike Taylor, 55, of Rigby, was eastbound on US-30 in a 2012 Dodge Ram pickup. Brandon Hansen, 29, of Pocatello, was westbound on US-30 in a 2012 Volvo semi pulling a single trailer. The Dodge crossed into the westbound lanes and struck the Volvo. The Dodge rolled and came to rest off the right shoulder. Hansen pulled his vehicle over to the right shoulder.

Taylor was not wearing a seatbelt. He was transported to Caribou Memorial Hospital in Soda Springs by ground ambulance and then to Portneuf Regional Medical Center in Pocatello by air ambulance. Hansen was wearing his seatbelt. He was not transported. All lanes were blocked for approximately one hour, and there was partial blockage for an additional two hours.

The Idaho State Police were assisted by the Caribou County Sheriff's Office, Caribou County Fire Department and EMS. The crash is under investigation by the Idaho State Police.