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Idaho Falls, ID – Six Dead, Nine Hurt in Van Crash on US 20

Posted by Attorneys of Idaho | May 19, 2024 | 0 Comments

Idaho Falls, ID (May 19, 2024) – Police are investigating a car accident involving a larger passenger van traveling through Idaho Falls, which resulted in six deaths.

Idaho State Police are investigating a fatal car accident involving an eastbound Ram pickup and a westbound Chevrolet passenger van that blocked both lanes on U.S. 20 for more than five hours, according to a news release from police. The roads were shut down while crews cleared debris, and the westbound lane was closed for an additional hour while police investigated.

The release says the collision occurred Saturday at around 5:30 a.m., near Milepost 308 in Bonneville County when the pickup driver drove left of center and crashed into the van. According to police, the van's driver and five other passengers were pronounced dead at the scene, and nine other passengers were transported to a local hospital in ambulances. The driver of the pickup was also transported to a local hospital. Idaho State Police are still investigating the collision and have not released any more information.

Our deepest condolences are with the deceased victims' families. Our thoughts are with the injured in hopes of their full recovery.

Fatal Auto Accidents in Idaho

Idaho Falls, ID - Six Dead, Nine Hurt in Van Crash on US 20

Car crashes that result in deaths have been on the increase in Idaho over the last ten years, which is concerning. According to traffic records, there has been a concerning rise in accidents, with over 20,000 events in only the previous year. This is a dramatic change from previous years and causes families who lose loved ones in these terrible incidents to experience unspeakable anguish.

At Attorneys of Idaho, we are aware of the profound sorrow and loss experienced when a family member perishes in an automobile accident. Even though we know that money cannot bring back your loved one, our mission is to support you in finding some degree of justice and financial comfort during this trying time. Our group focuses on claims involving wrongful deaths from tragic auto accidents. We are committed to collecting evidence as soon as possible to bolster your claim and get you the money you are due for lost support, burial costs, and other loss-related losses.

For a free consultation, please get in touch with our Idaho wrongful death attorneys if you lost a loved one in an automobile accident. By calling (208) 314-8888, you can schedule a meeting with one of our Idaho Falls wrongful death attorneys. During this consultation, we'll review your case and discuss the possible steps forward. You are not obligated to proceed, but this conversation will offer valuable insights and a clearer understanding of how to move ahead. Losing a loved one is an incredibly challenging experience, but you don't have to face the aftermath alone. Contact us today to see how we can assist you during this time of need.

Notes: Our writers used outside sources to create this post, and our staff has not independently verified the information. If you find anything inaccurate in this post, please contact our office, Attorneys of Idaho, and we will make the correction right away or remove a post if requested. 

Disclaimer: The photograph used in this post is not connected to this accident in any way. This post is not intended to be a solicitation for business, and the information provided herein is not intended to be legal or medical advice. If you or someone you love is injured in an Idaho accident, first, seek medical treatment immediately and then speak with a lawyer about your rights.

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