Monday, October 3, 2011

Semi crash on US93 **Updated and charges**

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

For Immediate Release: 10/3/11 06:45 PM
Contact: Tpr. Comorosky


On September 27, 2011, at approximately 12:13 pm, Idaho State Police investigated a two-vehicle injury crash on US93 at milepost 61, near the Jerome County / Lincoln County border. Zaira Cervantes, age 24 of Jerome, was southbound in a Chevrolet Cavalier when she slowed to turn west onto 200 North Rd. Jose Quadros, age 68 of Wendell, was also southbound on US93 in a hay hauler which struck the Cavalier from the rear.

Three occupants in the Cavalier were injured. An infant passenger was transported by air ambulance to St. Alphonsus Regional Medical Center in Boise. Zaira Cervantes and her passenger, Aldo Arwalo-Gonzalez, 26 of Jerome were both transported by ground ambulance to St. Luke's Magic Valley Medical Center in Twin Falls. Quadros was not injured. All occupants were wearing seatbelts.

Traffic was limited to one lane for approximately three and a half hours. Neither alcohol nor road conditions are believed to be factors in the crash. The crash is under investigation by Trooper Comorosky, who was assisted by Trooper Dahl.

Quadros was found at fault for the crash and was cited for inattentive driving. The infant is currently listed in stable condition.


Both lanes of travel are now open.


Original release

The Idaho State Police is currently investigating a two vehicle crash involving a semi northbound on U.S. Highway 93 at milepost 61 near 200 North road. There is partial lane blockage at this time with one lane currently open. More information will be provided as it becomes available.