Wednesday, November 8, 2023

Fatality crash US30 at milepost 377.5, east of Lava Hot Springs

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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: 11/08/2023 11:15 a.m

Please direct questions to the District Office

Idaho State Police is investigating a two-vehicle collision that occurred at 6:31 p.m. on Tuesday November 7th, 2023, on US30 at mile marker 377.5, east of Lava Hot Springs.

A 48-year-old male from Bancroft was driving eastbound on US30 in a 2015 Toyota 4Runner. A 24-year-old female from Kingwood, Texas, and her 25-year-old female passenger from Texas City, Texas, were traveling westbound in a 2020 Chevrolet Malibu. The Chevy crossed into the eastbound lanes where a head-on collision occurred. The Toyota went airborne, then rolled down the shoulder where it caught fire.

Both drivers succumbed to their injuries at the scene. The passenger of the Chevy was transported by air ambulance to a local hospital. The driver of the Toyota and the passenger of the Chevy were wearing their seatbelts. The driver of the Chevy was not wearing her seatbelt.

All lanes were blocked for approximately seven and a half hours.
This incident is still under investigation by the Idaho State Police.

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