Sunday, October 7, 2018

Final Update: Crash West of Lava Hot Springs

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Idaho State Police
District 5 5255 S. 5th Avenue, Suite 2
Pocatello, Idaho 83204
(208) 239-9800 FAX: (208) 239-9885

For Immediate Release: 10/07/2018 at 3:56 p.m.

Please direct questions to the District Office

*****Final Update*****

On Sunday, October 7, 2018, at 1:10 p.m., Idaho State Police investigated a two-vehicle, fatality crash on US-30, west of Lava Hot Springs.

Jason Huffine, 22, of Pocatello, was driving a 2006 Harley Davidson westbound on US-30. Marea Betty, 61, of Lava Hot Springs, was pulling out from a private drive in a 2008 Ford Edge. The motorcycle struck the Ford.

Huffine succumbed to his injuries at the scene of the crash. Next of kin has been notified.

Betty was transported via ground ambulance to Portneuf Regional Medical Center in Pocatello.

Huffine was not wearing a helmet. Betty was wearing her seatbelt at the time of the crash. The lanes were blocked for approximately two and one half hours while crews worked to clear the scene.

The crash is under investigation by the Idaho State Police.


The eastbound lanes are now open, one westbound lane is still blocked at this time.



The Idaho State Police is investigating a two-vehicle crash westbound US30 at milepost 367, west of Lava Hot Springs. The westbound and eastbound lanes of travel are blocked at this time.