On Monday, March 23 at about 6p.m., Idaho State Police investigated a two vehicle fatality crash on State Highway 33 at milepost 118, east of Newdale.

Michael Rammell, 76, of Tetonia, was headed eastbound on State Highway 33 in a 2018 Lexus RX4. Jesus Villalba, 37, of St. Anthony, was headed westbound on State Highway in a 2004 Chevy Silverado Pickup Truck. Villalba veered out of the lane of travel and entered the eastbound lane and struck Rammell. Villalba’s vehicle came to rest in the middle of the road and Rammell’s vehicle came to rest on the south shoulder. Both eastbound and westbound lanes were blocked for approximately two hours.

Villalba succumbed to his injuries at the scene and Rammell was transported by air-ambulance to Eastern Idaho Regional Medical Center in Idaho Falls. Both occupants were wearing their seatbelts.

Idaho State Police was assisted by Madison County Sheriff’s Office, Fremont County Sheriff’s Office, Teton County Sheriff’s Office, and Idaho Transportation Department.

Next of kin has been notified.


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