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Fatal Crash on Sweet – Ola Highway north of Emmett

*** UPDATE ***

The driver was a 76-year-old male from Emmett, Idaho.


GEM COUNTY Idaho State Police investigates a single vehicle collision north of Emmett.

At approximately 02:32 p.m. on July 5, 2024, Idaho State Police (ISP) is investigating a single vehicle collision, on Sweet-Ola Highway at milepost 12 north of Emmett in Gem County.
A white 1990 Ford F-250 was southbound on Sweet-Ola Highway when the driver failed to negotiate a curve in the roadway. The vehicle went off the roadway where it overturned and came to rest at the bottom of an embankment.
The vehicle then caught fire, starting a brush fire in the area surrounding the vehicle. The driver succumbed to their injuries on scene.

The Idaho State Police was assisted by the Gem County Sheriff’s Office and Gem County Fire and Emergency Medical Services (EMS). The Gem County corner is working on the identification of the deceased and more information will be released when it becomes available.

This crash is still under investigation by the Idaho State Police.

Posted in District 3 - Western Idaho

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District 3
Southwestern Idaho

700 S. Stratford Dr.
Meridian, ID 83642
Phone: (208) 846-7550
Fax: (208) 846-7520

Serving Ada, Adams, Boise, Canyon, Elmore, Gem, Owyhee, Payette, Valley, and Washington Counties.