BLAINE COUNTY, Idaho (ABC4) – A Utah man is dead after a three-vehicle crash in Idaho.
Saturday morning, the Blaine County Sheriff’s Office responded to a deadly crash on State Highway 75, north of Stanton Crossing.
Upon arrival, deputies determined a California man driving a U-Haul truck and an Idaho man driving a Jeep with three occupants were traveling north on Hwy 75.
A Toyota Highlander, driven by 27-year-old David Marquez of Orem, was traveling south when deputies say it crossed the center line and entered the northbound lane.
The driver of the U-Haul attempted to avoid a head-on collision by moving to the northbound shoulder, but the Toyota sideswiped the driver’s side of the truck. Deputies say the impact broke the truck’s dual rear axle and sheered off a section of siding.
Although they attempted to avoid the collision, deputies say the Jeep sideswiped the U-Haul’s driver’s side with its own driver’s side.
Authorities say the Jeep continued through the borrow pit and crashed into a barbed-wire fence on the east side of the highway.
Those in the Jeep reported minor injuries while the driver of the U-Haul was transported by ambulance to the hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.
Marquez was pronounced dead at the scene.
The Blaine County Sheriff’s Office says the crash remains under investigation.