Man killed in crash near Jerome
The following is a news release from Idaho State Police.
On Thursday, May 13, at 2:11 p.m., Idaho State Police investigated a two-vehicle, fatal crash at 650 Golf Course Road, in Jerome.
Maurilo B Tobias, 24, of Buhl, was driving a 2009 Pontiac G5 eastbound on Golf Course Road. Kassandra J. Smith, 34, of Bliss, was driving a 2009 Chevrolet Tahoe westbound on Golf Course Road. Tobias attempted to pass in a no-passing zone and Tobias collided head-on with Smith.
Tobias succumbed to his injuries on scene. Next of kin has been notified. Smith was transported by ground ambulance to St. Luke’s Magic Valley in Twin Falls. Both drivers were wearing a seatbelt at the time of the incident.
Both east and west-bound lanes were blocked for approximately 3 hours.
This crash is under investigation by the Idaho State Police.