On Wednesday, November 22, 2017, at approximately 8:10 p.m., the Idaho State Police investigated a three-vehicle fatality crash on U.S. Highway 95 at milepost 126.2, south of Council.
A 2014 Dodge Ram 2500 was driving northbound on U.S. Highway 95 when it went to pass a vehicle in front of it. The driver sideswiped a vehicle traveling southbound, a 2006 GMC Yukon with a utility trailer, sending it off the off the west shoulder of the road about 30 feet. All five occupants of the Yukon were uninjured.
The driver of the Dodge Ram 2500 continued traveling northbound, collide head-on with a pickup that was headed southbound. The pickup caught on fire upon impact. The driver of the Dodge Ram 2500 and the two occupants of the pickup succumbed to their injuries on scene.
No names are being released at this time due to next of kin notifications are still in progress. U.S. Highway 95 was blocked in both directions for approximately 7 hours.
This crash is under investigation by the Idaho State Police.