Tuesday, January 22, 2019

Final Update: Lanes Open Following Fatality Crash Near Carey

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District 4 Patrol 218 West Yakima, Jerome, ID 83338-5904 (208) 324-6000
Fax (208) 324-7897

For Immediate Release: 1/22/2019 11:22 a.m.
Please direct questions to the District Office

***Final Update***

All lanes on U.S. Highway 20-26-93 near Carey are open.



On Tuesday, January 22, 2019, at approximately 12:38 a.m., the Idaho State Police investigated a two-vehicle fatality crash on U.S. Highway 20-26-93 at milepost 206.8, near Carey, Idaho.

James L. Brannen, 51, of Shelley, was driving a 2001 Chevrolet Tahoe westbound on U.S. Highway 20-26-93. Brannen crossed the center line and struck an empty cattle truck head-on. The cattle truck came to rest on the right shoulder. The Tahoe spun around in the lane of travel coming to a stop blocking the westbound lanes.

The cattle truck was being driven by William Featherston, 64, of Sun River, Montana. Featherston was wearing a seatbelt and not transported.

Brannen succumbed to his injuries on scene. It is undetermined at this time if he was wearing a seatbelt. Next of kin has been notified.

The westbound lanes were blocked for approximately 4 hours. The eastbound lanes are currently blocked while the cattle truck is being recovered.

This crash is under investigation by the Idaho State Police.