Monday, November 6, 2023

Correction: Fatal Crash US20 South of Island Park

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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: 11/6/2023 11:10 a.m.
Please direct questions to the District Office

Correction: The location of the crash was US20 at milepost 391.1.


**Original Release***

Idaho State Police are investigating a two-vehicle fatality collision that occurred at 2:56 pm on November 5, 2023, on US20 at milepost 291.1, near Island Park in Fremont County, Idaho.

A 49-year-old male with a 49-year-old female passenger, both from Belgrade, Montana, were traveling eastbound on US20 in a 2010 GMC Sierra pickup truck. A 53-year-old male of Blackfoot, Idaho, with a 52-year-old female passenger of Idaho Falls were traveling westbound in a 2021 Peterbilt semi-truck. The GMC crossed into the eastbound lane where it was struck by the Peterbilt.

Both occupants of the GMC succumbed to their injuries at the scene. The passenger of the Peterbilt was transported via air ambulance to a local hospital.

The driver of the GMC and the passenger of the Peterbilt were not wearing seatbelts. The driver of the Peterbilt and passenger of the GMC were wearing seatbelts.

The eastbound and westbound lanes of US20 were blocked for approximately 4 hours while crews worked to clear the scene.

This incident remains under investigation by the Idaho State Police. Idaho State Police was assisted by Fremont County Sheriff's Office, Fremont County EMS, Idaho Transportation Department, and Fremont County Fire.

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