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Fatal Collision in Bear Lake County

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Idaho State Police
District 5 5255 S. 5th Avenue, Suite 1
Pocatello, Idaho 83204
(208) 239-9800 FAX: (208) 239-9885

For Immediate Release: 11/3/2023 9:42 P.M.
Please direct questions to the District Office

Idaho State Police is investigating a two-vehicle crash that occurred on Sunday, October 29, 2023, at approximately 10:27 A.M., on Highway 89 near Highway 36 in Bear Lake County.

A 2011 Hyundai Santa Fe driven by a 21-year-old female from Ogden, Utah was traveling northbound on Highway 89.

A 2003 Cadillac Deville driven by a 54-year-old male from Ogden, Utah was traveling southbound on Highway 89.

The Hyundai was preparing to merge onto Highway 36 when it crossed center line and collided with the Cadillac.

The driver of the Cadillac was not wearing a seat-belt. He was transported via air ambulance to a nearby hospital where he later succumbed to his injuries. Two passengers in his vehicle were transported by ground ambulance to a nearby hospital.

The driver of the Hyundai was wearing a seat-belt. She was not transported.

The lanes at the junction of the two Highways were blocked for approximately three hours to allow emergency responders to assist those involved and clear the scene.

This incident remains under investigation by the Idaho State Police.

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