Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Vehicle versus pedestrian fatal crash near Rupert

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Region 4 Patrol 218 West Yakima, Jerome, ID 83338-5904 (208) 324-6000
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For further information, contact Capt. Robert Storm at (208) 324-6000 or (208) 736-3070

For Immediate Release: 09-29-2010 11:18pm
Contact: Trooper A. Hitt

On Wednesday September 29, 2010, at approximately 7:55 pm, Idaho State Police investigated a fatal vehicle versus pedestrian crash near the junction of State Highway 24 and State Highway 25, just south of Rupert, Idaho.

Paula Scott, 44, of Rupert, was traveling southbound on 100 West at about 110 South in Minidoka County when Jaime Ruiz Jr., 5 years of age, ran out into the road. Scott was unable to avoid striking Jaime. Jaime was transported to Minidoka Memorial Hospital where he succumbed to his injuries. Alcohol is not a factor.

The investigation is ongoing by Trooper Hitt with assistance at the scene from Trooper DeBie and Trooper Barrett, as well as Minidoka County Deputies and EMS.