Sunday, June 28, 2015

*Update* Highway 26 blocked east of Gooding

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

For Immediate Release: 06/28/2015 5:00 a.m.
Please direct questions to the District Office

**Final Update**

On Saturday, June 27, 2015, at 11:25 p.m., the Idaho State Police investigated a two vehicle fatality crash on US Highway 26 at milepost 158, east of Gooding. Jose Rosales-Zayas, age 42, of Hailey, was traveling eastbound in the westbound lane, in a 2008 Chevrolet Impala. Grant Corey, age 36, of Filer, was traveling westbound in a commercial truck pulling a trailer hauling milk. Corey swerved to avoid a collision with Rosales-Zayas and the Impala impacted the right rear axels of the trailer, head-on.

Rosales-Zayas succumbed to his injuries at the scene. He was not wearing a seatbelt at the time of the crash. Corey was wearing a seatbelt and was not transported.

Both directions of the highway were blocked for approximately four and a half hours while the scene was cleared.

This crash is under investigation by the Idaho State Police.


**End Update**

Idaho State Police is currently on scene of an injury crash on US Highway 26, milepost 158, eight miles east of Gooding.

At this time, both eastbound and westbound lanes are completely blocked.

Further updates will be released when they become available.