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Double fatality crash north of Oakley

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Posted at 1:01 PM, Jun 07, 2020
and last updated 2020-06-07 15:01:19-04

CASSIA COUNTY, Idaho — Saturday, June 6, at around 4:10 p.m. Idaho State Police investigated a two-vehicle fatality crash on State Highway 27 at milepost 3.5 north of Oakley in Cassia County.

Lawrence Steel, 72, of Gooding, was driving southbound on Highway 27 in a 2008 Chevrolet Uplander. Kenny Emery, 37, an on-duty Cassia County Deputy, was driving northbound on Highway 27 in a 2017 Ram 2500 patrol vehicle. The two vehicles collided head-on.

Lawrence Steel and his passenger, Nadine Steel, 69, also of Gooding, both succumbed to their injuries at the scene. Next of kin has been notified. Kenny Emery has been transported by ground ambulance to Cassia Regional Hospital in Burley, then by air ambulance to Portneuf Regional Medical Center in Pocatello. The highway was blocked for approximately four hours.

The crash is still currently under investigation by the Idaho State Police.