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IDAHO STATE POLICE NEWS RELEASE
Region 3 Patrol 700 S. Stratford, Meridian 83642
Fax (208) 846-7520
For Immediate Release: 9/19/2009 11:00 AM
Contact: Cpl. S Klitch
Idaho State Police is requesting any witnesses to contact them with any information regarding this crash.
On Friday, September 18th, 2009, at approximately 6 pm, Idaho State Police Troopers and Payette Sheriff Deputies responded to a two-vehicle double fatality collision near New Plymouth.
Investigating officers report that Scott Jensen, age 31 of New Plymouth, was driving his 2001 Dodge pickup truck westbound on State Highway 52 at milepost 14 near the intersection of Sandhollow Road in rural Payette County. He was wearing his seat belt.
The intersection of SH52 & Sandhollow Road is controlled by a flashing red signal and posted stop sign that requires northbound traffic on Sandhollow Road to stop and yield to traffic on SH52. The weather was clear and the road surface was dry.
Lacy Fine, age 18 of Meridian, was driving a 1991 Dodge Stealth northbound on Sandhollow Road. Fine entered the intersection into the path of the Dodge pickup operated by Jensen. The vehicles collided and both ran off the roadway. The Dodge pickup overturned onto its top. Fine was not wearing her seat belt. Her passengers were:
* Carlos Murray, age 20 of Caldwell. He was the right rear passenger and was not wearing a seat belt
* Brittani Rennels, age 19 of Boise. She was the right front passenger and was not wearing a seat belt.
Murray and Rennels appeared to have been killed instantly. Fine was seriously injured and had to be extricated by the New Plymouth Rural Fire Department. She was treated by Payette County Paramedics and transported by Lifeflight EMS Helicopter to St. Alphonsus Regional Medical Center for treatment. Jensen received minor injuries.
The investigation continues by ISP Corporal Shawn Klitch with the assistance of the ISP Collision Reconstruction Unit, Payette County Sheriff Deputies, and the Payette County Coroner.
The Idaho Transportation Department assisted with traffic control. The roadway was closed for several hours.
For Immediate Release: 09/18/2009 7:10 PM
Contact: Cpl. Klitch
At this time, the Idaho State Police is at the scene of a two vehicle fatality crash at the intersection of State Highway 52 and State Highway 72 near New Plymouth. There are two confirmed fatalities and one injured at this time. More information will be relayed as it becomes available.