Friday, November 20, 2009

Two-vehicle Crash Near Menan Claims One

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Idaho State Police
Region 6 1540 Foote Dr.
Idaho Falls, Idaho 83402-1828
(208) 525-7377 FAX: (208) 525-7294

For Immediate Release: <11/20/09 06:26 p.m.>
Contact: Corporal Kris Barnes

On Friday, November 20, 2009, at approximately 2:57 p.m., Idaho State Police investigated a two-vehicle fatality crash at the intersection of Menan-Lorenzo Highway and 3700 East near Menan. Idaho State Police were assisted by Jefferson County deputies, fire, and emergency medical services. Joylene B. Watson, 78 years old, of Menan, was travelling eastbound on Menan-Lorenzo Highway in a 2007 Chevy Uplander. Watson attempted a U-turn at the intersection of 3700 East and was struck by a 1997 Ford F-250 pickup driven by Donald L. Hammer, 42 years old, of Rexburg. Hammer was also travelling eastbound. Watson succumbed to her injuries at the scene. She was not wearing a seatbelt. Hammer was wearing a seatbelt and was transported to East Idaho Regional Medical Center with non-life threatening injuries. Alcohol was not believed to be a factor in this crash. The crash is under investigation by Corporals Kris Barnes and Allen Bivens.