Saturday, March 24, 2012

Fatal Crash North of Soda Springs

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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: 03/24/2012 1:30 a.m.
Contact: Corporal Zweigart

On March 23, 2012 at 7:01 pm, Idaho State Police investigated a two vehicle fatality crash northbound on SH34 at mile marker 88.1, north of Soda Springs.

Dwight H. Lloyd, 45 of Wayan, was traveling northbound on SH34 in a 1998 Cadillac Seville when Lloyd's vehicle was struck by a 2007 Dodge Ram 3500 being driven by Richard K. Hunsaker, 46 of Soda Springs.

Lloyd was transported by ground ambulance to Caribou Memorial Hospital for non-life threatening injuries. Lloyd's nine year-old passenger succumbed to her injuries at the scene. It is unknown if Lloyd or his passenger were wearing their seat belts. Next of kin has been notified.

Hunsaker was not seriously injured, and it is unknown if he was wearing his seat belt.

Alcohol is believed to be a factor in this collision.

This crash is still under investigation by the Idaho State Police, who were assisted by the Caribou County Sheriff's Office, Caribou EMS and the Soda Springs Police PD.