Canyon County

Parma man, 20, dies after crossing center line on highway, hitting semi near Notus

Keagan Brixey was ejected from his Kia Optima and died at the scene of the head-on crash around 10:20 p.m. Sunday, Idaho State Police report.

Brixey’s Kia crossed the center lane on U.S. 20 near milepost 14 west of Notus, hitting a semi driven by 47-year-old David Gates of Grangeville, according to an ISP news release.

Both vehicles caught fire in the crash, ISP reports. Gates escaped serious injury and was not taken to a hospital, ISP reports. He was wearing a seat belt, but Brixey was not, ISP reports.

The crash is under investigation by Idaho State Police.

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