Friday, August 5, 2016

Double Fatality Crash on US 30 Near Filer

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

For Immediate Release: 8/05/2016 8:10 pm
Please direct questions to the District Office

On Friday, August 5, 2016, at approximately 2:55 pm, Idaho State Police investigated a one vehicle fatality crash eastbound US 30 near milepost 209, west of Filer, in Twin Falls County.

James D. Leedom Sr., 58, of Buhl, was driving a 1989 Chevy Blazer. Leedom was traveling eastbound on US 30 when he failed to negotiate a right curve and drove off the left shoulder. The vehicle rolled and came to rest near milepost 209.

Leedom and his passenger, Darrell L. Dumas, 54, of Buhl, succumbed to their injuries at the scene. Leedom and Dumas were wearing their seatbelts. Next of kin have been notified.

The lanes of US 30 were blocked for approximately three and a half hours.

The crash is under investigation by Idaho State Police.