Another Idaho Fatality On Slick Roads
The Idaho State Police just released information about a very bad crash that took place last night around 6 o'clock at the intersection of U.S. 20 and Purple Sage road, a mile west of Notus, Idaho. The crash involved three people, one who died and the other two are currently in the hospital.
The fatality was 41-year-old Dustin Steinhaus of Parma, Idaho. Steinhaus was driving his VW Jetta westbound and for some reason, lost control and ended up swerving into the eastbound lanes where he crashed into a Jeep Cherokee. Both occupants of the Jeep Cherokee were wearing seatbelts and according to KTVB, they're in separate hospitals but doing o.k. Steinhaus was not wearing a seatbelt and was pronounced dead at the scene of the accident.
More than 100 vehicles were involved in crashes because of the snow, ice, and slick conditions yesterday in Idaho. Fortunately, there were not too many serious injuries or deaths. We don't know if the slick conditions were to cause for this tragedy or if it was something else. Authorities are currently investigating. We're all thinking of the family.