Thursday, November 23, 2017

Update On Fatality Crash On U.S. Highway 95 South of Council

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District 3 Patrol 700 S. Stratford Dr., Meridian 83642
(208) 846-7550
Fax (208) 846-7520

For Immediate Release: 11/23/2017 4:41 a.m.
Please direct questions to the District Office

On Wednesday, November 22, 2017, at approximately 8:10 p.m., the Idaho State Police investigated a three-vehicle fatality crash on U.S. Highway 95 at milepost 126.2, south of Council.

A 2014 Dodge Ram 2500 was driving northbound on U.S. Highway 95 when it went to pass a vehicle in front of it. The driver sideswiped a vehicle traveling southbound, a 2006 GMC Yukon with a utility trailer, sending it off the off the west shoulder of the road about 30 feet. All five occupants of the Yukon were uninjured.

The driver of the Dodge Ram 2500 continued traveling northbound, collide head-on with a pickup that was headed southbound. The pickup caught on fire upon impact. The driver of the Dodge Ram 2500 and the two occupants of the pickup succumbed to their injuries on scene.

No names are being released at this time due to next of kin notifications are still in progress. U.S. Highway 95 was blocked in both directions for approximately 7 hours.

This crash is under investigation by the Idaho State Police.



All lanes of U.S. Highway 95 are opened, more information will be released when available.




The northbound lanes of U.S. Highway 95 has been reopened. Southbound lanes are still blocked at this time. The Idaho Transportation Department and the Idaho State Police is working to get both lanes opened and traffic flowing. More information will be released once available.


The Idaho State Police is currently investigating a multiple vehicle crash on U.S. Highway 95 at milepost 126, approximately 10 miles south of Council. Both northbound and southbound lanes are blocked. Please use State Highway 55 if you must travel through this area. More information will be release once available.