Wednesday, June 23, 2021

Crash Claims One on US20-26 near Arco.

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Idaho State Police
District 6 1540 Foote Dr.
Idaho Falls, Idaho 83402-1828
(208) 528-3400 FAX: (208) 528-3485

For Immediate Release: 06/23/21 3:08 p.m.
Please direct questions to the District Office

On Wednesday, June 23, 2021, at approximately 6:25 a.m., Idaho State Police investigated a two-vehicle fatal crash on US20-26 near milepost 250, just east of Arco.

Theodore Taegder, 69, of Portland, OR, was driving westbound on US20-26 in a 1997 Toyota Camry. Levi McAlevy, 25, of Moore, ID, was driving eastbound on US20-26 in a 2009 Mazda 6. Taegder drove across the center divider and struck McAlevy's vehicle head on. Taegder succumbed to his injuries at the scene of the crash.

Next of kin has been notified.

McAlevy was transported by air ambulance to Eastern Idaho Regional Medical Center in Idaho Falls.

All lanes of US20-26 were blocked for approximately three hours.

Idaho State Police were assisted by the Butte County Sheriff's Office, Butte County Fire Department, and the Idaho Transportation Department.

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