On Friday, September, 20, 2019, at 1:55 p.m., Idaho State Police investigated a five-vehicle injury crash at the intersection of Woodruff Ave. and 12th Street in Idaho Falls.
Idaho Falls Police Officer Goms, was driving a marked 2012 Dodge Charger police car northbound on Woodruff Ave. and entered the intersection of 12th Street, with a green light.
Sherry Boettcher, 64, of Idaho Falls was traveling southbound on Woodruff Ave., in her 2016 Ford Focus, when she attempted to turn left onto 12th Street. Boettcher collided with Officer Goms' vehicle.
Officer Goms' vehicle then collided with two vehicles that were stopped at the red light on westbound 12th Street: a 2014 Volkswagen Tiguan, driven by Jody Clements, 62, of Shelley and a 2007 Toyota Sienna, driven by Leandra Snyder, 29, of Idaho Falls. Snyder's vehicle was pushed backwards and collided with a 1998 Buick Electra, which was driven by Nick Day, 78, also of Idaho Falls.
Boettcher was transported to Eastern Idaho Regional Medical Center by ground ambulance. Occupants of all vehicles were wearing their seat belts.