Thursday, February 9, 2017

Fatal Injury Crash Between Carey and Arco

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

For Immediate Release: 2/9/2017 at 10:40 p.m.
Please direct questions to the District Office

On February 9, 2017, at approximately 11:50 a.m., Idaho State Police investigated a crash on
US 20/26/93 at milepost 222, between Carey and Arco.

Jeremy Sommers, 22, of West Valley, UT was driving westbound on US 20/26/93 in a 2003 Peterbilt semi, pulling three trailers loaded with hay bales. At milepost 222, the rear trailer flipped onto its driver's side, spilling the load of hay into the eastbound travel lane.

Ryan James Yancey, 31, of Portland, OR was driving eastbound in a 2013 Freightliner semi, pulling a 2014 utility box trailer. Yancey struck the hay bales, and then struck a large snow berm off the south side of the road.

Yancey and Sommers were both wearing seatbelts at the time of the crash. Yancey succumbed to his injuries at the scene of the crash. Next of kin notification has been made.

The road was intermittently closed for approximately six hours while the crash scene was investigated and the vehicles were recovered.

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