Saturday, September 12, 2009

Crash on State Highway 55 Kills One

Region 3 Patrol 700 S. Stratford, Meridian 83642
(208) 846-7550
Fax (208) 846-7520
For Immediate Release: 09/13/09 12:30 AM
Contact: Tpr. J. Klitch
On Saturday, September 12, 2009 at approximately 7:38 PM, a crash occurred at the intersection of Highway 55 and Montana (milepost 12) which claimed the life of a Nampa woman. Manuela Monarrez, age 60 of Nampa, was eastbound on Montana Avenue in a Chevrolet Lumina when she failed to stop for a stop sign at the intersection of SH 55. She entered the intersection and was struck by a Ford Excursion driven by Jay Ward, age 32, also of Nampa. Ward's vehicle rolled, and Monarrez's vehicle came to rest in a nearby field. Monarrez was pronounced dead at the scene as a result of her injuries. Ward suffered minor injuries. Both drivers were wearing their seatbelts and alcohol is not believed to have been a factor in this crash. The investigation is ongoing by Tpr. J. Klitch with assistance from Tpr. Hurley as well as Canyon County Deputies and Paramedics.