• August 10, 2023

Jaren Goering, Monique Morales Killed in Truck Accident on I-15 near Chubbuck, ID

UPDATE (November 16, 2023): Recent reports say that the dump truck driver allegedly responsible the crash is facing charges. The victims were identified as 23-year-old Jaren Goering and 26-year-old Monique Morales. The truck driver is said to be facing two counts of vehicular manslaughter. While exact factors can't be confirmed right now, authorities suggested that speed may have contributed to the crash. In fact, they went on to describe the truck driver's alleged behavior following interviews with co-workers. Here's a notable part published by the Idaho State Journal:

A state trooper spoke to other drivers who had been delivering loads of materials to the construction site on Interstate 15 north of Chubbuck, all of whom said Conley was a very bad driver who consistently drove too fast, failed to notify construction crew workers when he was arriving and departing the job site, pulled out in front of motorists on Interstate 15 and ignored pleas from other drivers and workers to slow down and pay better attention, state police said.

Shelbie Harris - Idaho State Journal

If that's true, then how the hell didn't anyone do anything before this awful crash happened? You're telling me there were numerous complaints about the driver, but he just kept on working to deliver materials for these construction workers? Was he not answering to any kind of employer? Did no one bother reporting the issues? Were there not supervisors at these construction sites to witness this alleged behavior? I can't imagine getting complaints about an employee repeatedly putting lives at risk and not addressing the issue immediately or outright firing that person. So what was different about this situation?

Jaren Goering, Monique Morales Killed in Truck Accident on I-15 near Chubbuck, ID

Bannock County, ID — August 9, 2023, an Idaho Falls man and woman were killed following a semi-truck accident on I-15 at around 2:00 p.m.

Authorities with the Idaho State Police were called to the stretch of Interstate 15 north of Chubbuck near Fort Hall for a multi-vehicle crash along southbound lanes.

According to officials, traffic along the interstate was slowing at the time for unspecified reasons. In that slowing traffic, it appears a dump truck crashed into at least three vehicles. As a result of this collision, a 23-year-old Idaho Falls man and a 26-year-old woman also from Idaho Falls both sustained injuries that proved to be fatal. Reports have yet to identify the victims.

Details in the news also suggest that the truck driver involved had unspecified injuries. It does not appear that any other occupants involved in the crash had injuries requiring transport to a hospital. Right now, there is no specific cause for the crash that's been confirmed. Investigations continue.


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