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An accident near Heyburn leaves one dead and several injured

Idaho State Police are investigating a fatal crash Thursday east of Heyburn that injured several people and killed another person.

A 60-year-old man from Cleveland, Tennessee, was traveling westbound on Interstate 84 at milepost 216 in a 2016 Freightliner tractor-trailer around 12:20 p.m. when he failed to yield to slowing traffic in the construction zone and several Vehicles hit, police said. A 53-year-old man from Cody, Wyoming, who was driving a 2017 Ford pickup truck, died from his injuries at the scene. His passenger was transported by ambulance to a local hospital.

A 27-year-old man from Malta driving a 2018 Chevrolet Silverado pickup was also transported to a local hospital.

The following vehicles were also struck but reported no injuries: A 2004 Ford F350 pickup truck driven by a 23-year-old man from Wilder, a 2023 Kia Sorento driven by a 47-year-old man from Rexburg and a 2010 GMC Yukon driven by a 63-year-old man from Anaconda, Mont.

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Everyone involved was wearing a seatbelt.

Interstate 84 westbound was closed for about five and a half hours so emergency responders could help those involved and clear the scene.


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