Friday, January 13, 2012

Crash near New Plymouth results in Arrest

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District 3 Patrol 700 S. Stratford, Meridian 83642
(208) 846-7550
Fax (208) 846-7520
For Immediate Release: 01/13/2012 7:00 p.m.
Contact: Trooper West

On January 13, 2012, at approximately 3:18 pm., Idaho State Police investigated a two-vehicle crash on westbound Interstate 84 at milepost 17, near New Plymouth. A 2007 Peterbuilt semi, driven by Blake Van Vliet, age 26 of New Plymouth, was headed westbound, when his truck was struck on the drivers' side by a 2006 Kia Rio, driven by Maria Arreola-Cisneros, age 41 of Caldwell. The impact of the crash caused a leak in the fuel tank of the semi, spilling approximately 50-75 gallons of fuel. Emergency crews had the right lane blocked for approximately 3 hours while they cleaned up the spill. Arreola-Cisneros and her front passenger, Leobardo Guzman, age 24 of Caldwell, were wearing their seatbelts and were uninjured in the crash. The back seat passengers of the vehicle; Raquel Garcia, age 40, and Maria Perez, age 24, were not wearing their seatbelts. Perez was transported by ground ambulance to West Valley Medical Center for injuries she sustained in the crash. Maria Arreola-Cisneros was arrested for Inattentive Driving and Driving without Privileges.

The crash was investigated by Trooper West and was assisted at the scene by Idaho Transportation Department and the Canyon County Sheriff's Office.