Thursday, April 5, 2012

Three vehicle crash near Filer on US30

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

For Immediate Release: 04/05/2012 7:07 p.m.
Contact: Trooper Faller

On April 05, 2012 at approximately 2:06 p.m., the Idaho State Police investigated a three vehicle crash on US30 at milepost 207, near Filer. Neil Paterson, 17 of Twin Falls, was attempting to make a left hand turn onto US30 from 2000 East in a 1992 Ford F150 pickup crossing the westbound lane of travel. Clyde McClain, 52 of Buhl, driving a cement truck was traveling westbound on US30 at the intersection of 2000 East and collided with Paterson . McClain went off the side of the road, then came back onto the roadway ,rolled onto its side and slid across the roadway. Brett Olson, 53 of Twin Falls, was traveling eastbound on US30 in a 2006 Kenworth Semi truck. Olson saw the collision and attempted to avoid the crash, however he collided with Paterson.
Alcohol or drugs are not suspected to be a factor in the crash. All drivers were wearing their seatbelts and no one was transported from the scene by ambulance. Both lanes of travel were blocked for approximately 3 1/2 hours for the crash. Trooper Faller was assisted by Cpl. Debie , Cpl. Winn and Capt. Storm. Trooper Faller was also assisted by Twin Falls County Sheriff's dept and emergency personnel.
The crash is still under investigation at this time.