Saturday, June 25, 2016

Fatal Crash in Lincoln County

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

For Immediate Release: 06/25/16 15:25
Please direct questions to the District Office


On Saturday, June 25th, 2016, at approximately 05:57 a.m., the Idaho State Police investigated a single vehicle fatality rollover crash westbound State Highway 24 at milepost 34, east of Kimama. A 2010 Mazda 3 was traveling westbound, when the suspected driver lost control and the vehicle drove off the south shoulder and went airborne. A passenger was ejected from the vehicle and succumbed to their injuries on scene. The suspected driver, Seamus Murphy, 20, of Rupert and a second passenger, Jose Rios, 20, of Rupert, were transported by ground ambulance to Minidoka Memorial Hospital in Rupert. The victim of the crash was a juvenile.

The suspected driver was the only one wearing a seatbelt. Notification to family have been made. The crash is under investigation by Idaho State Police.

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Idaho State Police is currently investigating a one vehicle fatality crash on State Highway 24 at milepost 34, in Lincoln County near Kimama. The road is completely blocked while the crash is under investigation. More information will be released as it becomes available.