Sunday, December 11, 2016

Double Fatality Crash on State Highway 36 West of Preston

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Idaho State Police
District 5 5205 South 5th Ave.
Pocatello, Idaho 83204-2299
(208) 236-6466 FAX: (208) 236-6068

For Immediate Release: 12/11/2016 11:45 p.m.

Please direct questions to the District Office

On Sunday, December 11, 2016, at approximately 1:30 pm., Idaho State Police investigated a double fatality crash on SH-36 near milepost 131, west of Preston.

Jhoan C. Nieto, 30, and William A. Nieto, 26, both from Bogota, Colombia, South America, were in a 1996 Pontiac Sunfire traveling westbound on SH-36. The vehicle was driven off the left shoulder of the road and rolled down a steep embankment. Both Jhoan and William were ejected from the vehicle and succumbed to their injuries at the scene. Neither Jhoan nor William were wearing a seatbelt. It has not been determined who the driver was.

Jhoan and William Nieto had been reported as missing persons to Franklin County Sheriff's Office on December 6, 2016. Last contact with the Nieto's was on the November 30, 2016.

Next of kin have been notified.