Idaho State Police investigating fatal crash on US-12 in Idaho County

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Credit: Grant County Sheriff's Office

IDAHO COUNTY, Idaho — The Idaho State Police are investigating a crash on US-12 in Idaho County that resulted in the death of a young woman.

On Wednesday around 8 p.m., a sedan and truck tractor collided on eastbound US-12 near the Jerry Johnson campground. A 24-year-old woman from The Dalles, Oregon was traveling eastbound in a Chevrolet sedan, and a 43-year-old man from Greencreek, Idaho was driving westbound in a Peterbilt truck tractor when the crash occurred.

The man was hauling a trailer with a piece of farm machinery on the truck. The cause of the crash is still under investigation.

The woman was transported by air ambulance to a regional hospital, but succumbed to her injuries Sunday morning. It is unknown if the woman was wearing a seatbelt, however the driver of the Peterbilt was wearing a seatbelt and was not transported.

The incident remains under investigation by the Idaho State Police.

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