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Tow Truck Hit/Fatal 02.05.20 (ID)


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One dead, two injured in head-on crash with tow truck

Police: car and tow truck collided on Highway 16


CANYON COUNTY, Idaho — Police say one person is dead, and two others have been taken to the hospital, after a head-on crash involving a car and a tow truck Wednesday evening on Highway 16, near Firebird Raceway.

The Ada County Sheriff's Office says it was the male driver of the car involved who died, and his passengers who were taken to the hospital by paramedics. Authorities say the tow truck driver was not seriously injured.

The crash closed Highway 16 in both directions Wednesday evening.




UPDATE: Coroner identifies Emmett man killed in Highway 16 crash


ADA COUNTY — The Ada County Coroner's Office has identified an Emmett resident as the man who died in a Wednesday night crash on Highway 16.


William "Bill" Fuller, 42, was pronounced dead about 7:30 p.m. on the scene of the crash, which occurred near West Colton Lane, according to a news release from the office. 


The Ada County Sheriff's Office tweeted just after 6:30 p.m. that the head-on collision had occurred, and it involved a car and a tow truck. Fuller was driving the car that collided with the tow truck. Although first responders took both drivers to the hospital, the driver of the tow truck did not appear to have serious injuries, according to subsequent tweets from the sheriff’s office.



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