Sunday, August 6, 2017

Fatality Crash Northbound Blaser Hwy Near Lava Hot Springs

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Idaho State Police
District 5 5205 South 5th Ave.
Pocatello, Idaho 83204-2299
(208) 236-6466 FAX: (208) 236-6068

For Immediate Release: 08/06/17 01:20 a.m.

Please direct questions to the District Office

On Saturday, August 5, 2017, at approximately 09:00 p.m., The Idaho State Police investigated a train versus pedestrian fatality crash, northbound Blaser Highway at Hadley Canyon Road, near Lava Hot Springs.

Howard B. Thibault, 42, of Milwaukie, OR, was laying across the railroad tracks one and a half miles east of Lava Hot Springs. A train traveling westbound struck Thibault. He succumbed to his injuries at the scene of the crash.

Next of kin has been notified.