Wrong Way Crash on Idaho Freeway with Babies Inside
Looking at this picture, it's an absolute miracle that everyone walked away from the scene okay, including two infants buckled into the back seat.
It happened last night at 7:09 along northbound I-15 in Idaho Falls. 71-year-old Leitha Neilsen of Shelley, Idaho was driving her 2015 Honda Civic southbound in the northbound lanes when her car crashed into 27-year-old Christopher Berry of Teton who was driving a 2016 Jeep Patriot northbound. Berry tried to avoid the crash but his Jeep was still hit on the driver's side.
According to an article on postregister.com, Berry's vehicle went off the road and rolled several times before coming to a rest on its hood. (That's Berry's Jeep in the featured image.) Thank goodness, everyone inside both vehicles, including two children in the back of Berry's Jeep were all wearing seatbelts and no one received serious injuries.
No word on what caused Neilsen to drive on the wrong side of the road, but the crash is continuing to be investigated.
As we get into the "100 Deadliest Days of Summer" let this story serve as a reminder to buckle up every time you get in the car. It can make all the difference between life and death.