UPDATE: Victim identified in fatal crash
The following is a news release from Idaho State Police.
UPDATE: On Saturday, December 9, 2017, at 5:29 a.m., the Idaho State Police investigated a two-vehicle fatality crash on SH-33 at milepost 61, near Sage Junction. A maroon van driven by Malana Moemberg, age 21, of Fort Hall, was westbound on SH-33. The Clark County Sheriff was driving eastbound on SH-33 in a marked patrol unit. Moemberg’s vehicle crossed over the center line and struck the Sheriff’s vehicle. The Sheriff was transported by ground ambulance to Madison Memorial in Rexburg. Moemberg succumbed to her injuries at the scene of the crash.
Both drivers were wearing seatbelts. The Idaho State Police were assisted by the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office, the Clark County Sheriff’s Office, and the Idaho Transportation Department. The roadway was blocked for approximately 7 hours. Notification has been made to next of kin.
The crash is under investigation by the Idaho State Police.
REXBURG — Idaho State Police are investigating a two-vehicle fatality crash that occurred on Idaho Highway 33 between Interstate 15 and Rexburg Saturday morning.
Multiple authorities confirm Clark County Sheriff Bart May was driving to Rexburg to attend Shop with a Cop. More than 100 other officers and deputies from agencies in the Upper Valley were at the event.
While driving, May was involved in an crash. It’s unclear exactly what happened, but investigators believe fog was a contributing factor. The National Weather Service is reporting heavy fog and slick roads in the area.
May was transported to Madison Memorial Hospital in Rexburg, where he is listed as in stable condition, according to hospital spokesman Doug McBride.
The driver of the other vehicle, whose name has not been released, is said to have died as a result of the crash.
Idaho Highway 33 between I-15 and Rexburg has been closed as deputies clear the area.
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