Saturday, April 24, 2010

Two-vehicle crash in Canyon County causes multiple injuries.

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Region 3 Patrol 700 S. Stratford, Meridian 83642
(208) 846-7550
Fax (208) 846-7520
For Immediate Release: 04/24/2010
Contact: Tpr. J. Klitch

At approximately 3:45 pm on Saturday, April 24, 2010 Idaho State Police investigated a two-vehicle crash with injuries at the intersection of Emmett Rd. and Willis Rd., in Canyon County, ID.

A 2003 Chevrolet Trail Blazer driven by Lyudmila Yanchuk, 40, of Meridian, ID was traveling eastbound on Willis Road. Yanchuk was not familiar with the area and failed to yield at a stop sign at the intersection of Willis Rd. and Emmett Rd. Yanchuck's vehicle was struck by a 1991 Isuzu Box Van, traveling northbound on Emmett Road driven by Terry Asher, 37, of Emmett, ID.

The box van rolled, coming to rest on its top, and the Trail Blazer collided with a power pole. None of the six occupants of the vehicle driven by Yanchuk were wearing seat belts, and three of the six were ejected from the Trail Blazer. There were four passengers in Asher's vehicle, and one was not wearing a seat belt.

Yanchuk's passengers were: Alla Pasechnikov, 40 of Star, Vasily Pasechnikov, age 12, Alexander Pasechnikov, age 11, Victor Pasechnikov, age 8, and Veronica Pasechnikov, age 4. Asher's passengers were: Pamela Asher, 35 of Emmett, Craig Farrell, 31 of Emmett, and John Southworth, 17 of Emmett. Seven of the ten occupants involved in this crash were transported to local area hospitals with non-life threatening injuries.

Alcohol is not a factor in this crash. The crash is still under investigation by Tpr. J. Klitch. Klitch was assisted at the scene by numerous ISP officers, deputies from the Canyon County Sheriff's Office, Canyon County Paramedics, the Caldwell Fire Department, and the Middleton Fire Department.