Sunday, May 15, 2011

Injury crash on US93 Near Filer

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Region 4 Patrol 218 West Yakima, Jerome, ID 83338-5904 (208) 324-6000
Fax (208) 324-7897

For Immediate Release: 4:40 a.m 05/15/2011
Contact: Trooper Chandler

On Saturday May 14th, 2011 at approximately 7 p.m Idaho State Police investigated a two-vehicle injury crash involving a commercial vehicle on US93 near Filer. Wilma L Keen, 77 of Twin Falls, was driving eastbound on 3700 N in Filer when for unknown reasons she failed to yield for a stop sign at the intersection of US93. A semi driven by John B. Vodden, 50 of Alberta, Canada, was driving southbound on US93 and was not able to stop in time before hitting Keen's Chevrolet Cavalier. Vodden's semi tipped over onto its side after impact blocking both lanes of US93 for six hours. Keen was airlifted to Eastern Idaho Regional Medical Center in Idaho Falls with serious injuries. Vodden and his passenger, Ruth M. Probert, 62 of Wells, NV, were transported by ambulance to St. Luke's Magic Valley Regional Medical Center in Twin Falls. All occupants were wearing seatbelts.

This crash is still under investigation by Idaho State Police Trooper Chandler, with assistance from Corporal Walker, Twin Falls County Sheriff Deputies, Idaho Transportation Department and emergency personnel.