Tuesday, November 1, 2016

Fatality Crash near Clayton, Idaho

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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: 11/1/16 7:25 p.m.
Please direct questions to the District Office

On Tuesday, November 1, 2016, at 8:30 a.m., the Idaho State Police investigated a two-vehicle, fatality crash on State Highway 75 near milepost 227, near Clayton, in Custer County.

Susan Hobbs, age 63, of Clayton, was driving a 1999 Subaru Forester northbound on State Highway 75, going into a curved portion of the road. Jarin Smith, age 37, of Blackfoot, was driving southbound in a 2010 Kenworth pulling double tanker trailers hauling 10,000 gallons of diesel fuel.

Hobbs crossed the centerline and impacted with the Kenworth. The Kenworth rolled, rupturing the fuel tanks. Smith was wearing a seatbelt and able to get out of the Kenworth with no injuries. The trailers were fully engulfed on the eastbound side of the road.

Hobbs was not wearing a seatbelt; she was deceased in her vehicle. Family notifications have been made.

The southbound lane of travel was re-opened at approximately 5 p.m. North Custer Fire District was able to contain the diesel spill. Idaho Department of Transportation and tow personnel are still on scene, working to clear the scene.

This crash is under investigation by the Idaho State Police, with assistance from the Custer County Sheriff Office.