Saturday, June 13, 2020

Final Update: Crash On US93 South Of Shoshone

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

For Immediate Release: 06/13/2020 10:10 p.m.
Please direct questions to the District Office

***Final Update***

On Saturday, June 13, 2020, at 4:59 p.m., Idaho State Police investigated a fatality crash southbound on US93 at mile marker 71.8, south of Shoshone.

Blake A. Dalton, 26, of Caldwell, was driving northbound on US93 in a 2003 Chevrolet Silverado. Mekala Bingham, 29, of Dietrich, was driving southbound on US93 in a 2011 Toyota Sienna. Dalton crossed the center line and hit Bingham head on.

Dalton was transported by Air St. Luke's to Eastern Idaho Regional Medical Center in Idaho Falls. Mekala Bingham succumbed to her injures on scene. Mekala's passenger, Hank R. Bingham, 33, of Dietrich, was transported by Lincoln EMS to St. Luke's Magic Valley in Twin Falls. Mekala also had two juvenile passengers. One was transported by Lifeflight Network to Portneuf Medical Center in Pocatello. The second was transported by private vehicle also to St. Lukes Magic Valley. All occupants were wearing seatbelts.

Next of kin has been notified.

Idaho State Police was assisted at the scene by Shoshone Police Department, Lincoln County Sheriff's Office, Shoshone Fire Department, Jerome County Sheriff's Office, Gooding County EMS, Lincoln County EMS, and the Idaho Department of Transportation. This crash is under investigation by the Idaho State Police.

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All lanes on US93 have been re-opened.

More information will be relayed when it is available.



Idaho State Police is investigating a crash northbound US93 at mile marker 72, south of Shoshone.

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