Blackfoot woman killed in collision on I-15

A 62-year-old Blackfoot woman was killed Monday afternoon on Interstate 15 north of Fort Hall when her vehicle was hit from behind by a semi, which forced her car off the road and into the median.

Rosemary Harding was driving south on Interstate 15 in a 2014 Nissan Sentra when she made an abrupt lane change and was struck from behind by a 2016 Volvo commercial vehicle at about 1:41 p.m., an Idaho State Police news release said.

Harding was ejected and succumbed to her injuries at the scene, the release said. Her passenger Dean Harding, 27, also of Blackfoot, was transported by ground ambulance to Portneuf Medical Center in Pocatello.

The accident occurred near milepost 84. Fernando Soares, 34, of Wendell, was driving the Volvo commercial vehicle.

The left lane of travel was blocked for approximately four hours.