Sunday, June 26, 2011

Crash on SH50 blocks traffic

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

For Immediate Release: 06/26/11 04:25 PM
Contact: Sgt. Thompson

Shortly before 1230 PM today, June 26th, 2011, a two-vehicle crash on State Highway 50 at milepost 4.7 occurred which blocked traffic for approximatly an hour and a half. Joy Hawkins, age 60 of Shedd,OR was turning out of the Traveler's Oasis to go eastbound on Highway 50. A semi truck and trailer waiting to turn into the Traveler's Oasis was blocking Hawkins' view of westbound traffic. Donald Hoffner, age 77 of Rupert, was westbound on Highway 50. Hawkins pulled into traffic and was struck on the side by Hoffner. Both drivers were wearing seatbelts and neither party was injured. One lane of westbound traffic was blocked for approximately an hour and a half while the collision was investigated and the vehicles were removed. The investigation is continuing by Sgt. Thompson and Trooper Wendler of the Idaho State Police.