Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Fatality Crash near New Plymouth

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Region 3 Patrol 700 S. Stratford, Meridian 83642
(208) 846-7550
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For Immediate Release: 10/18/11 11:00 pm
Contact: Trooper Klitch

On Tuesday, October 18, 2011, at 5:38 pm, Idaho State Police investigated a two vehicle fatal crash eastbound on US30 at milepost 24, near Custer Road west of New Plymouth. A Payette County Deputy was responding to a 911 call of an intruder in a residence in New Plymouth. The deputy was traveling eastbound on US30 at milepost 24 with lights and sirens and was attempting to pass a Jeep CJ7 driven by Barry Johnson, 65 of New Plymouth, also traveling eastbound. Johnson turned left in front of the deputy and the deputy's vehicle struck the driver's side of Johnson's Jeep. Johnson was not wearing his seatbelt, was ejected from the vehicle and was pronounced dead at the scene. The deputy was transported to Holy Rosary Hospital in Ontario, OR, where he was treated and released. Alcohol is believed to be a factor in this crash. Notifications have been made.

This crash is under investigation by the Idaho State Police.