Wednesday, September 25, 2019

*Update* Crash Blocking Intersection of 420 N at SH75 North of Shoshone, ID

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

For Immediate Release: 9/25/2019; 3:45 p.m.
Please direct questions to the District Office


On Wednesday, September 25, 2019, the Idaho State Police investigated a two-vehicle, fatality crash, at the intersection of 420 North and SH75, north of Shoshone in Lincoln County.

Stetson D. Cox, 24, of Buhl, was driving eastbound on 420 North in a 2017 Isuzu box van. Richard A. Olsen, 83, of Shoshone, was driving northbound on SH75 in a 1995 Toyota SR5 truck. Cox failed to stop at a stop sign and collided with Olsen causing Olsen's vehicle to veer off the roadway and overturn in the field. Olsen and Cox were wearing seatbelts. Olsen's front seat passenger, Charles M. Drake, 32, of Shoshone was transported by air ambulance to St. Alphonsus Medical Center in Boise. Cox was transported by air ambulance to Portneuf Regional Medical Center in Pocatello. Olsen and his rear seat passenger, Daniel W. Drake, 30, of Shoshone succumbed to their injuries on scene.

The lanes were blocked for three hours and forty minutes. The Idaho State Police was assisted by the Lincoln County Sheriff's Office, Shoshone Fire Department, Lincoln County EMS, Air St. Luke's, and Life Flight Network.

Next of kin has been notified.




The road is open. More information will follow when available.

Original release:

Idaho State Police are investigating a crash at SH75 and 420 N, north of Shoshone in Lincoln County. 420 N is completely blocked. Traffic is moving in both directions on SH75. Use caution if driving in this area.