Crystal Bigham, 35, killed and 4 injured when pickup strikes tree in fiery crash on Forest Service Road 344 near Pocatello, Idaho

Modified Date: 
Fri, 06/19/2015 - 5:46pm
Accident Date: 
Friday, June 19, 2015

Woman killed when car hits tree, bursts into flames

POCATELLO -- A Pocatello woman lost her life in a fiery crash that sent four other people to the hospital early Friday morning. The wreck happened on south of Pocatello on Forest Service Road 344 near South Fork Mink Creek Road at 2:13 a.m., according to Idaho State Police. Police say 26-year-old Richard Keifer of Union Gap, Wash was driving in a 1996 Dodge pickup when the vehicle went off the right side of the road. Keifer and passengers 27-year-old Rayfield Philpot, 25-year-old Phillip Baldwin, and 27-year-old Cameron Hoffman, all of Pocatello, were taken to Portneuff Medical Center by ambulance. A passenger in the car, 35-year-old Crystal Bigham of Pocatello, died at the scene.

Pocatello Woman Dies in Early Morning Crash

Forest Service Road 344 is tucked back in the Mink Creek area, about 10 miles south of Pocatello. An early morning car crash killed a 35 year old Pocatello woman and sparked a small fire in the Mink Creek area. KPVI drove up to Forest Service Road 344 on Friday, also known as Box Canyon. A forest service light fire engine was called to the scene to put out the fire. The Forest Service said the fire was contained around just after 7 a.m.
Type: Car Accident
People Involved: 
Crystal Bigham
Rayfield Philpot
Phillip Baldwin
Cameron Hoffman
Richard Keifer

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