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Head-on Fatality Crash on SH-33 North of Driggs

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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: 07/09/22 1:10 a.m.
Please direct questions to the District Office

Idaho State Police is investigating a two-vehicle collision that occurred at 7:21 p.m. on July 8, 2022, on SH-33 near milepost 138, in Teton County.

A 38-year-old male from Driggs, ID was driving an Acura MDX, traveling northbound on SH-33. A 33-year-old-male from Gainesville, FL was driving a Ford pickup truck pulling a camp trailer, traveling southbound on SH-33. The Acura crossed left of center colliding with the Ford head-on.

The driver of the Acura succumbed to his injuries at the scene. The driver of the Ford was transported via air ambulance and his passenger, a 43-year-old female also from Gainesville, FL was transported via ground ambulance to a local hospital.

The driver of the Acura was not wearing a seat belt; the occupants of the Ford were wearing their seat belts.

The northbound and southbound lanes of SH-33 were blocked for approximately four hours.

Idaho State Police were assisted by the Teton County Sheriff's Office, Teton County Fire and Rescue. The incident remains under investigation by Idaho State Police.

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