Wednesday, January 24, 2024

Fatal Crash on US20 in Idaho Falls

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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: 01/24/24 5:12 P.M.
Please direct questions to the District Office

Idaho State Police is investigating a fatal vehicle collision that occurred at 12:43 P.M., on Wednesday, January 24, 2024, on eastbound US20 at milepost 308 in Idaho Falls.

A 21-year-old man from Rexburg was driving westbound on US20 in a 2008 Ford Mustang. A 43-year-old man from Moore was driving eastbound on US20 in a 2015 Freightliner pulling a propane trailer. The Ford Mustang drove across the median and into the eastbound lanes colliding with the Freightliner. Both vehicles became engulfed in flames and were put out by the Idaho Falls Fire Department. The driver of the Ford Mustang succumbed to his injuries at scene. The driver of the Freightliner was transported by ground ambulance to a local hospital.

Traffic on eastbound US20 has been blocked for approximately 4 hours and is still blocked to allow emergency responders to assist those involved and clear the scene.

Idaho State Police was assisted by the Idaho Falls Police Department, Bonneville County Sherif's Office, Idaho Falls Fire Department and the Idaho Transportation Department.

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