1 Fatality in Head-on Collision Near McCall

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A McCall man is dead after his car veered across traffic and struck a dump truck.

At approximately 1:34 p.m. July 17, a compact sport utility vehicle driven southbound on Highway 55 by Jay Murphy, 70, of McCall, veered across traffic and struck a dump truck driven by Michael Conaway, 57, of New Meadows. 

Murphy was wearing his seat belt and his airbags deployed, but he was pronounced dead at the scene of the accident. Conaway was also wearing his safety belt and was uninjured in the crash. Highway 55 was blocked for approximately four hours while Idaho State Troopers investigated the incident.