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On Monday, March 23rd, 2020, at approximately 6:00 P.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 Rammel 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. All lanes are back open. 


The Idaho State Police report a multi-vehicle crash on eastbound Highway 33 near milepost 118 east of Newdale.

“Currently, there is complete lane blockage in both directions,” ISP reports.

It wasn't known if there were any injuries or how many cars were involved. ISP says that two tow trucks are currently on the scene to remove damaged cars.

As more information is made available, the Standard Journal will update this story.