Thursday, July 22, 2010

2 Vehicle Crash in Emmett Sends 2 to the Hospital

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Region 3 Patrol 700 S. Stratford, Meridian 83642
(208) 846-7550
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For Immediate Release: 07/23/2010 12:05am
Contact: Corporal Gripton

At approximately 6:20 p.m. on July 22, 2010 The Idaho State Police investigated a two vehicle crash on eastbound State Highway 52 near milepost 31.7 in Emmett. Jennifer Dishner, 37, of Emmett was traveling south on Washington Ave in a 1995 Toyota Corolla, when Corrine Gawith, 56, of Emmett who was driving a 2004 Chevy Suburban, attempted to turn north onto Washington Ave. from Barton Street. Gawith turned into the path of Dishner and the two vehicles impacted in the southbound lane of Washington Ave.

Dishner along with one juvenile passenger were transported by ground ambulance to Walter Knox hospital in Emmett with serious injuries. The occupants of the Chevy Suburban did not sustain any injuries. The north and southbound lanes were shut down for about an hour to allow for emergency vehicles. The occupants of the Chevy Suburban were wearing their seatbelts, it is unknown if the occupants of the Toyota Corolla were. Alcohol is not believed to be a factor in the crash.

Corporal Gripton was assisted at the scene by Trooper Sharp and Gem County deputies and emergency units. The investigation is ongoing.