Thursday, June 18, 2015

**Final Update** Injury Crash On US93 South Of Shoshone

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

For Immediate Release: 06/18/2015 1:25pm
Please direct questions to the District Office

*******Final Update********

On June 18, 2015, at 7:50 am, Idaho State Police investigated an injury crash northbound on US93 at mile marker 71, south of Shoshone.

Royce D. Main, 23, of Las Cruces, NM, was traveling northbound on US93 in a 2005 Toyota Tacoma. Ronald K. Schoolcraft, 71, of Richfield was traveling southbound on US93 in a 2008 Freightliner tractor pulling an empty semi trailer.

Main attempted to pass another vehicle and struck Schoolcraft's semi truck head on. Upon impact the fuel tank from the semi truck ruptured, burst into flames, and became dislodged to the east side of the roadway. The semi truck and trailer traveled off the west side of the roadway. A brush fire ignited on both sides of US93.

Main was transported by Air St. Lukes to Portneuf Regional Medical Center in Pocatello. Life Flight Network transported Schoolcraft to the University of Utah Burn Center. Main was wearing his seatbelt. It is unknown if Schoolcraft was wearing his seatbelt.

US93 was blocked in both directions for four hours while crews worked to remove the wreckage.



Both lanes of US93 at mile marker 71, south of Shoshone, are open.
More information will be given when it becomes available.



Idaho State Police is on scene of a crash northbound on US93 at mile marker 71, south of Shoshone.
Both lanes of US93 are blocked and are expected to be blocked for an extended amount of time. Traffic is being diverted and motorists are encouraged to avoid the area if possible.