Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Fatality Crash in Minidoka County claims one

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

For Immediate Release: 07/20/2011 7:30pm
Contact: Master Corporal Denise Gibbs

On Wednesday, July 20, 2011 at approximately 1:07 pm, the Idaho State Police investigated a two vehicle fatality crash at 200 South/500 West in Minidoka county.
Marina Gomez, 20 of Paul, was westbound on 200 south in a 2008 Hyundai Elentra. Gomez failed to stop at the stop sign at the intersection of 200 South/500 West and pulled out into the intersection. Taylor Carson, 19 of Burley, was southbound on 500 West in a 2010 Ford Fusion. Carson collided with Gomez in the intersection. Gomez died on impact of the collision. Gabriel Hadden, 7 of Paul and Jerimiah Torres, 2 of Paul were the passengers in the Hyundai Elentra. Hadden was transported by ground ambulance to Cassia Regional Medical Center and was released with minor injuries. Torres was transported by air ambulance to St. Lukes Downtown Medical Center with unknown injurires. Carson was transported by ground ambulance to Cassia Regional Medical Center with non life threatening injuries.

All subjects were wearing their seatbelts and air bags were deployed in the Hyundai Elentra. The road was blocked for approximately 2 hours.

This crash is still under investigation by Master Corporal Denise Gibbs. She was assisted by Master Corporal John Gibbs, Minidoka Sheriff's Office and emergency personnel.