Idaho State Police

02/27/2024 | Press release | Distributed by Public on 02/27/2024 04:05

Fatal Crash - Vehicle Strikes Building in Wendell

News Release - Fatal Crash - Vehicle Strikes Building in Wendell

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District 4 Patrol 218 West Yakima, Jerome, ID 83338-5904 (208) 324-6000
Fax  (208) 324-7897

For Immediate Release:  02/27/2024 2:47 a.m.
Please direct questions to the District Office

Idaho State Police are investigating a single vehicle fatality crash that occurred on Monday, February 26, 2024, at 5:10 PM, on West Main Street near North Wallace Street in Wendell.

A 51-year-old male from Jerome, with one passenger, was driving eastbound on West Main Street in a 2023 Ford bucket truck towing a trailer when the driver suffered a medical emergency. The vehicle left the roadway and crashed into the front of a building, where it came to rest.

Both occupants of the vehicle were wearing their seat belts. The driver of the Ford succumbed to his injuries at the scene. The passenger was not transported.

West Main Street and Wallace Street were blocked for approximately one and a half hours to allow emergency personnel and law enforcement to investigate and clear the scene. Idaho State Police was assisted by Gooding County EMS, and Gooding County Sheriff's office. 

This crash is under investigation by the Idaho State Police.

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