Friday, October 27, 2023

Fatal Crash at US26 and 2000 E Intersection in Gooding County

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District 4 Patrol 218 West Yakima, Jerome, ID 83338-5904 (208) 324-6000
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For Immediate Release: 10/24/23 10:50 PM
Please direct questions to the District Office

Idaho State Police are investigating a two-vehicle fatality crash that occurred on Friday, October 27,2023, at 5:08 pm, in the intersection of US26 and 2000 E, Gooding County, Idaho.

A juvenile driving a 2002 Honda Odyssey was travelling northbound on 2000 E. They failed to yield at the stop sign while trying to cross US26 and were struck by a 2000 Ford Excursion. The Ford was driven by a 50-year-old male from Wendell, that was travelling westbound on US26. The Honda then went off the north shoulder and struck an unoccupied Backhoe.

The driver of the Honda was wearing a seatbelt and one of the juvenile passengers was not. The juvenile driver was transported by personal vehicle to a local hospital. The juvenile passenger was transported via ground ambulance to a local hospital, then transported via air ambulance to another hospital.

Two additional juveniles from the Honda, wearing seatbelts, were pronounced deceased at scene.

The driver of the Ford was not wearing a seatbelt, but his juvenile passenger was. Both were transported via ground ambulance to a local hospital.

The road was blocked for approximately four hours to allow emergency personnel and law enforcement to investigate and clear the scene.

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