Tuesday, April 5, 2011

Fatality Crash on US 93 near Hollister claims one

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Region 4 Patrol 218 West Yakima, Jerome, ID 83338-5904 (208) 324-6000
Fax (208) 324-7897

For Immediate Release: 04-05-2011 9:45am
Contact: Trooper Otto

On Tuesday, April 05, 2011, at approximately 3:26am, the Idaho State Police investigated a two vehicle fatality crash on US93 at milepost 33, near Hollister, Idaho. Roy Thompson, 54 of Tremonton, UT, was travelling southbound on US93 at milepost 33 in a 2009 Freightliner Semi. Jim Edwards, 59 of Wendover, NV, was travelling northbound on US93 in a 1999 Nissan pickup. Edwards drifted into the path of the semi and collided head-on with the semi. The semi went off the right side of the roadway and the pickup came to rest in the lane of travel. Edwards was not wearing a seatbelt and died at the scene of the crash. Thompson had minor injuries and was wearing a seatbelt. The highway was completely blocked for approximately six hours. Next of kin has been notified.

Trooper Otto was assisted by the Twin Falls County EMS and fire personnel, and the Twin Falls County Sheriff's Office. He was also assisted by Master Corporal Denise Gibbs, Lieutenant Haight, Trooper Michael Faller, Spec. Steve Smith, and Spec. Kevin Winn.