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Coroner identifies 3 men killed in Bingham County crash



The Bingham County coroner has identified the men killed in Thursday’s car crash in Bingham County.

The names of the men are Luke David Clark, 22 of Riverside, R. Anthony Garcia, 18 of Thomas and Joshua Vance Wells, 24 of Pingree.

The crash remain under investigation.


The following is a news release from Idaho State Police.

Idaho State Police is investigating a vehicle collision that occurred at approximately 8:23 p.m., on Thursday, June 23 at the intersection of South 1050 West and South Highway 39 in Bingham County.

A 22-year-old man from Blackfoot was driving a 2017 Ford F350 eastbound on SH 39. He failed to yield to stopped traffic ahead and struck a 1982 Honda motorcycle, driven by a 24-year-old man from Blackfoot. The Ford traveled further east and struck a 2007 Chrysler Pacifica, driven by an 18-year-old man from Blackfoot, as well as a 2015 Ram 2500 pulling a 1999 Circle J Trailer, driven by a 65-year-old woman, from Aberdeen.

The driver of the Ford pick up was not wearing a seat belt. All other occupants were wearing their seat belts. The motorcycle rider was wearing a helmet.

All three male drivers from the Blackfoot area succumbed to their injuries at scene.

SH 39 was blocked in both directions for four and a half hours. All lanes are back open.

This incident remains under investigation by the Idaho State Police.

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