A prominent cast member on the popular television show Ice Road Truckers was involved in a fatal head on crash in Washington state.
The crash happened at 5:20 a.m. on Wednesday, January 9, on SR 101 near Shelton, Washington, according to a report provided to CDLLife by the Washington State Patrol’s Trooper Chelsea A. Hodgson.
Troopers say that 65 year old motorist Stephen John Jacobson and a 64 year old unidentified female passenger were driving northbound in a passenger vehicle on SR 101 near mile marker 340 when Jacobson crossed the center line of the highway and collided with a southbound logging truck driven by 44 year old Ice Road Truckers star Todd Dewey.
The car was destroyed in the head-on collision.
Both Jacobson and his passenger died as a result of the crash.
Dewey was uninjured.
The highway was shut down for about 5 hours while crews worked to remove the damaged vehicles.
Troopers say that the cause of the crash is still under investigation but drugs and alcohol are not thought to be a factor.
No charges have been filed.
Dewey appeared in seasons 7 through 11 of Ice Road Truckers on the History Channel.