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University Student Killed in US-191 Head-on Accident

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Date: November 26, 2007
Contact: Al Nash or Stacy Vallie, 307-344-2015

National Park Service
U.S. Department of the Interior
Yellowstone National Park
P.O. Box 168
Yellowstone National Park, WY 82190

November 26, 2007 07-103

Al Nash or Stacy Vallie (307) 344-2015




University Student Killed In US-191 Head-On Accident

A Montana State University student was killed in a head-on collision on U.S. Highway 191 late Sunday afternoon in Yellowstone National Park.

Jeffrey Korba was traveling north on U.S. Highway 191 in a Subaru, when his vehicle collided with a southbound Dodge Ram pickup truck.

The accident occurred shortly before 5:00 p.m. Sunday, near mile marker 19 between Big Sky and West Yellowstone, inside Yellowstone National Park.

The 19-year -old student from Califon, New Jersey, was declared dead at the scene.

The couple traveling in the pickup was injured in the accident. A 34-year-old man was taken by an Air Idaho Rescue helicopter to Eastern Idaho Regional Medical Center in Idaho Falls. His wife, also in her 30s, was transported to Idaho Falls by ambulance. The names of the Driggs, Idaho, couple are not immediately available.

The cause of the accident remains under investigation. The pavement was bare and dry at the time of the accident. Korba was wearing his seat belt. The accident halted traffic on US-191 for three hours.

Rangers from the National Park Service were assisted by the Gallatin County Sheriff’s Department, West Yellowstone Fire and Rescue, Big Sky Fire and Rescue, and the Montana Highway Patrol.


Did You Know?

Fishing Bridge.

You cannot fish from Fishing Bridge. Until 1973 this was a very popular fishing location since the bridge crossed the Yellowstone River above a cutthroat trout spawning area. It is now a popular place to observe fish.