Monday, August 5, 2019

Update - Name Release from Jerome Fatal Injury Crash on 8/3/2019

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

For Immediate Release: August 5, 2019 at 2:30 p.m.
Please direct questions to the District Office


Driver of the 1998 Mercury Mountaineer was Oscar Iribe-Salazar, 37, of Wendell, ID.

Next of kin has been notified.

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For Immediate Release: Saturday August 3, 2019 2:40 p.m.
Please direct questions to the District Office


On Saturday, August 3, 2019, at 7:26 a.m., Idaho State Police investigated a three-vehicle fatal crash, on US-93 at milepost 53.5, east of Jerome.

Amber Phillips, 36, of Filer, was driving a 2003 Ford F250 pickup. Phillips was on Crossroads Point Blvd in the center lane to turn left onto northbound US-93. Phillips had a green light and pulled into the intersection where her vehicle was struck by a 1998 Mercury Mountaineer. Debris from the vehicles struck a 2005 Ford Excursion stopped at the light going northbound on US-93, driven by Douglas Burks, 70, of Twin Falls.

Phillips, her passenger, Mykel Thaete, 31, of Filer, and a juvenile passenger were transported to St. Lukes Magic Valley in Twin Falls via ground ambulance. Burks was not transported. The driver of the Mercury succumbed to injuries at the scene of the crash. The driver's name is being withheld until next of kin can be notified. It is unknown at this time if occupants were wearing seatbelts.

Both north and south lanes of US-93 were blocked for 5 and a half hours while crews worked to clear the scene.

Idaho State Police was assisted at the scene by Jerome City Fire Department, Jerome Rural Fire Department, Jerome County Sheriff's Office, Idaho Transportation Department, and Magic Valley Paramedics.


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Idaho State Police is investigating a crash northbound on US93 at mile marker 53.5, in front of the Flying J, near Jerome.

Both northbound lanes are blocked and one southbound lane is blocked. Motorists should expect delays.