08/30/2013 11:45 p.m. — On August 8, 2013, at approximately 5:53 p.m., Idaho State Police investigated a two vehicle crash on US26, near milepost 249, near Arco in Butte County.
Sandra L. Tonsing, 72 of Arco, was driving a 2003 Dodge pickup, pulling a 2013 Utility Trailer west on US26. Eric D. Pope, 40 of Arco, was driving a 1977 Chevrolet pickup east on US26.
Tonsing swerved to avoid hitting a vehicle turning north onto Cemetery Road striking Pope’s vehicle. Pope’s vehicle rolled, he was ejected.
Pope was transported by air ambulance to Eastern Idaho Regional Medical Center in Idaho Falls. Tonsing was transported by ground ambulance to Lost River Hospital in Arco. Tonsing nor Pope were wearing seat belts.
Idaho State Police was assisted at the scene by Butte County Sheriffs Office, Lost River Ambulance, Arco Fire Department and Air Idaho.