Twin Falls man dies after colliding with beet harvester

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JEROME, Idaho (KMVT/KSVT) — UPDATE: A Twin Falls man died Friday morning after colliding with a beet harvester about 10 miles south of Shoshone.

Idaho State Police said Kim Mclean, 57, of Twin Falls, traveled southbound on U.S. Highway 93 in a John Deere Tractor pulling a beet harvester when Charles Stein, 68, of Twin Falls — traveling northbound on the highway — failed to yield for a flagger and collided with the harvester.

ISP said Stein died of his injuries while on his way to St. Luke’s Magic Valley Medical Center in Twin Falls.

ISP said the crash occurred at about 7:30 a.m., and the highway was blocked for about four hours.

Mclean was not transported for medical attention. Stein’s next of kin have been notified. ISP said the crash remains under investigation.

INITIAL STORY:
Crews redirected traffic after an injury crash on U.S. Highway 93, south of Shoshone blocked the roadway, Friday morning.

Idaho State Police issued a news release about 8:30 a.m. saying the northbound crash blocked both lanes of travel about 10 miles south of Shoshone.

A KMVT Reporter said at about 11 a.m. traffic was moving slowly through the area and a car had been placed on a tow truck.

ISP is investigating the crash.

KMVT will post more information as it becomes available.



 
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