Thursday, July 17, 2014

Two Vehicle Crash near Lake Fork Claims One

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

For Immediate Release: 7/17/2014 10: 50 p.m.
Please direct questions to the District Office

On Thursday July 17, 2014, at approximately 1:34 p.m., the Idaho State Police investigated a two-vehicle fatality crash on State Highway 55 at milepost 138, near Lake Fork. A 2007 Toyota Rav4, driven by Jay Murphy, age 70 of McCall, was headed southbound on State Highway 55, when he veered across traffic and struck a 1989 Peterbuilt Dump truck, driven by Michael Conaway, age 57 of New Meadows. Murphy was wearing his seatbelt and airbags did deploy, however he was pronounced deceased at the scene. Murphy was wearing his seatbelt and was not injured in the crash. State Highway 55 was blocked for approximately 4 hours while Troopers investigated the crash.

The crash remains under investigation. Next of Kin has been notified.