Traffic accident south of Preston kills Logan man

A two-vehicle accident Saturday afternoon killed a Logan man and sent a Lewiston woman to the hospital.

Idaho State Police report the accident occurred south of Preston at the intersection of 2000 South and State St.

Investigators said 36-year-old Brock Bitton died at the scene and 32-year-old Marie Mitchell was transported by ambulance to Logan Regional Hospital.

Bitton was reportedly driving a Mitsubishi Galant southbound on State St. when he crossed over the median, into the northbound lane, striking Mitchell’s Ford Fusion, travelling northbound.

Investigators said both drivers were wearing seatbelts.

The accident occurred around 1:30 p.m. State St. was blocked for four hours while crews investigated and cleared the area.

The cause of the accident is under investigation by the Idaho State Police and the Franklin County Sheriff’s Office.

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