REXBURG, ID. – Idaho State Police Investigated a two vehicle fatality crash on US-20 in Rexburg, Idaho on Sunday. The crash occurred at about 4:20 p.m. on October 7th and resulted in blockage of the westbound lanes of travel for over three hours.
Heath B. Babcock, 38, of Pocatello, ID, was driving a 2014 Ram cargo van westbound in the right lane; Jeramy L. Nutt, 43, of Las Vegas, NV, was driving a 2013 Peterbuilt semi pulling a single trailer in front of Babcock, also traveling westbound in the right lane.
Babcock’s vehicle struck the rear of the semi trailer, which appeared to have been driving slower than the van. Both driver’s were wearing seat-belts, however due to the significant damage to the van Babcock succumbed to his injuries at the scene.
Rexburg Police Department, Madison County Sheriff’s Office, the Madison Fire Department, and the Idaho Transportation Department all assisted the Idaho State Police. An Investigation is still underway.