Friday, August 9, 2013

Update Fatal Crash on US20

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District 3 Patrol 700 S. Stratford Dr., Meridian 83642
(208) 846-7550
Fax (208) 846-7520

For Immediate Release: 11:45pm
Please direct questions to the District Office


On August 9, 2013, Idaho State Police responded to a fatal crash on US 20 at Stafford Road, east of Notus. A 17 year old driver of a 1995 Ford F150 pickup, was travelling west on US 20, when the driver signalled, then stopped to prepare for a left hand turn. John Stish, 53, of Notus, was travelling west behind the F150 pickup, in a 1992 Nissan Sentra. Stish's vehicle came to a stop behind the F150, awaiting a clearing in oncoming traffic. As the vehicle's were stationary, Stish's vehicle was rear-ended by a 1998 Lincoln Navigator, driven by Jordan Kangas, 22, of Nampa.

Stish was pronounced deceased on scene. Next of kin notifications have been made. All parties involved were seatbelted. All lanes of travel were blocked for approximately 3 and a half hours.


Idaho State Police is on scene of a fatal crash on US20 at Stafford Road, east of Notus. The intersection is completely blocked. Motorists should use an alternate route.