Thursday, August 18, 2016

Final Update: Two Vehicle Crash on US 26 West of Swan Valley

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Idaho State Police
District 6 1540 Foote Dr.
Idaho Falls, Idaho 83402-1828
(208) 525-7377 FAX: (208) 525-7294

For Immediate Release: 8/18/2016 8:50 pm

Please direct questions to the District Office


On August 18, 2016 at approximately 4:23 pm, Idaho State Police investigated a two-vehicle, fatality crash on US 26 near milepost 374.5, west of Swan Valley.

Larry E. Krueger, 66, of Swan Valley, ID, was driving a 1992 Chevrolet pickup westbound on US 26. Steven R. Zabel , 50, of Bozeman, MT, was driving a 1999 Freightliner Motor Home pulling a 2003 Utility trailer eastbound on US 26. Krueger's vehicle crossed into the eastbound lane of travel, colliding with Zabel's vehicle.

Krueger was transported by air ambulance; Zabel was transported by ground ambulance to Eastern Idaho Regional Medical Center in Idaho Falls. Krueger succumbed to his injuries. Next of kin has been notified. Neither driver was wearing a seatbelt. The lanes of US 26 were blocked for approximately three hours and ten minutes while crews cleared the scene.

The crash is under investigation by the Idaho State Police.



The eastbound and westbound lanes of US 26 are now open.



Idaho State Police is currently investigating a two vehicle crash on US 26 at milepost 374.5, west of Swan Valley. Both the eastbound lanes and westbound lanes are blocked at this time while crews work to clear the scene. More information will follow as it becomes available.