SHOSHONE • One person is dead after a Monday evening crash in Shoshone.
Around 6:30 p.m., Johnathon Jackson, 32, of Shoshone, was driving a 2000 Subaru Impreza south on U.S. 93 when he missed the curve in the road coming into Shoshone and slid into the gravel area near the train tracks, said Idaho State Police trooper Jason Lalonde. The car slid on the gravel until it hit a pole near the intersection of U.S. 93 and North Rail Street West, Lalonde said.
Jackson was taken by ambulance to St. Luke’s Magic Valley, where he was pronounced dead.
Doundie Caldwell, a cashier at the Valley Country Store across the street from the crash, said a man pushed open the door to the store and told her to call 911 because there was a crash.
“I just saw a big cloud of dust,” she said.
The man returned to the store and told her it looked like the vehicle had been traveling at a high rate of speed, then lost control on the corner.
A few dozen people milled around the scene Monday evening wondering what happened.
Many speculated that the vehicle had been hit by a train because of the location of the vehicle, but troopers said there was no collision with a train.
Shoshone Police, Lincoln County sheriff’s deputies and Idaho State Police responded.
Vehicle and train traffic around the scene were temporarily stopped.
ISP is investigating the crash.