Idaho State Police investigated a two-vehicle fatality crash on SH-33 at milepost 61, near Sage Junction around 5:29 a.m. Saturday.
According to ISP, a maroon van driven by 21-year-old Malana Moemberg of Fort Hall was westbound on SH-33, and the Clark County Sheriff was driving eastbound on SH-33 in a marked patrol unit.
Moemberg’s vehicle crossed over the center line and struck the Sheriff’s vehicle.
Clark County Sheriff Bart May says in a Facebook post, “As the Christmas Holliday season comes upon us, lets all remember to not drink and drive. The other driver that hit me was more than 3 times over the legal limit. Im just thankful that she hit me in that big diesel truck and not another vehicle.
Because of this persons choice to drink and drive, there is a family that is counting their blessings and a family that is mourning the loss of their daughter/loved one. Im just so thankful I still get to be a husband, father and soon a grandfather. Please pray for her family and lets all remember to NOT drink and drive.”
Moemberg succumbed to her injuries at the scene of the crash.
According to ISP, both drivers were wearing seatbelts, and the roadway was blocked for about 7 hours.
The crash is under investigation by the Idaho State Police.
The Idaho State Police were assisted by the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office, the Clark County Sheriff’s Office and the Idaho Transportation Department.