One man was killed in a two-vehicle semi-truck crash late Sunday afternoon. The fatal accident took place in the westbound lane of Highway 20, one of the most dangerous highways in the entire state of Idaho.
The two drivers were both traveling west just outside of Rexburg right before the fatal accident occurred.
Idaho State Police reported that the drive of the 2014 Ram cargo van, Heath B. Babcock, 38, of Pocatello, was travelling behind Jeramy L. Nutt, 43, of Las Vegas, Nevada, the driver of the 2013 Peterbuilt semi-truck.
The semi-truck was hauling a single trailer several yards in front of the cargo van just before getting struck. Babcock failed to see the semi-truck yielding ahead and slammed into the back of his trailer, completely demolishing the van.
Babcock succumbed to his fatal injuries at the scene of the accident.
The condition of the other driver is unknown.
The semi-truck crash left the westbound traffic lanes blocked for over three hours. Local authorities as well as Idaho State Police are still investigating the fatal accident.
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