Broc Stoddard Death, Obituary, Accident – A somber cloud hangs over the community of Rigby and beyond as news of a devastating head-on collision on U.S. Highway 20 emerges. The incident, which occurred on Friday afternoon, has left one young man tragically deceased and another seriously injured.
The impact of this heart-wrenching accident has resonated deeply with all who have been touched by the lives of those involved. The Jefferson County Coroner’s office has identified the victim as Broc Wade Stoddard, a 22-year-old resident of Rexburg. Broc was driving west on U.S. Highway 20, near mile-marker 320, with a 24-year-old passenger, a Rigby woman. Their Nissan was struck head-on by a Honda driven by a 19-year-old from Washington.
The Honda, driven by the young man who lost control, veered through the median and into oncoming westbound traffic, resulting in a tragic collision. Tragically, Broc Wade Stoddard lost his life at the scene, leaving a void that words can hardly describe. Despite the prompt response of emergency personnel, the impact of the collision proved fatal.
The passenger in the Nissan was transported to a local hospital via ambulance, the extent of her injuries is currently unknown. Idaho State Police have confirmed that all occupants were wearing their seatbelts, a detail that underscores the unpredictable and often devastating nature of accidents on the road. As the community grapples with the news of this heart-rending event, the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office and Idaho State Police continue their investigations.
While the names of those involved have not been released, the impact of the loss and the injuries resonate deeply with everyone touched by this tragedy. Our thoughts and prayers are extended to the families and loved ones of those affected. We stand united in our shared sorrow, offering our support, compassion, and hope for healing in the wake of this devastating incident. We will continue to update this story as more information becomes available, with a collective hope that through understanding and awareness, we can work towards preventing such tragedies in the future.