Fatal Crash West of Paul ID on Highway 25
On Saturday, July 22, 2023, at approximately 2:11 pm, a two-vehicle collision took place on State Highway 25 at milepost 43 in Minidoka County, prompting an investigation by the Idaho State Police.
Collision between a hay hauler and a cargo truck
The collision involved a hay hauler being driven by a 68-year-old male from Heyburn, and a cargo truck driven by a 41-year-old male from Kimberly. The hay hauler was traveling eastbound on State Highway 25, while the cargo truck was heading westbound. Tragically, the cargo truck crossed over the center line, resulting in a head-on collision with the hay hauler.
One fatality declared at the scene of the accident
Regrettably, the 41-year-old male driver of the cargo truck did not survive his injuries and was pronounced dead at the scene by responding authorities.
The driver of the hay hauler required immediate medical attention and they were transported to a hospital via air ambulance for further treatment.
Traffic was impeded for 5 hours following the accident
Highway 25 was blocked for approximately 5 hours following the accident, causing disruption to traffic in the area.
The accident is under investigation by Idaho State Police
The incident is still under active investigation by the Idaho State Police, as they ascertain the factors contributing to the collision and the events leading up to it. Further details and potential causes are yet to be determined as the authorities continue their investigation.
More updates will be provided as new information becomes available
The Idaho State Police will provide updates as the investigation progresses and more information becomes available.