Wednesday, November 7, 2012

Fatal crash South of Hollister

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

For Immediate Release: Wednesday November 7, 3:08 am
Please direct questions to the District Office

On November 6, 2012, at approximately 9:25 pm, the Idaho State Police investigated a two vehicle fatal crash on US 93 at milepost 20, near Hollister.

Chris Larson, 49, of Townsend, Montana, was northbound in a 1999 Freightliner semi truck. Lawrence Tiffany, 54, of Jackpot, Nevada, was southbound in a 1996 Dodge pickup. Tiffany failed to yield to oncoming traffic as he attempted to turn left on to 1700 East and hi vehicle was struck by the semi.

Tiffany succumbed to his injuries at the scene of the crash. Larson was not injured. Traffic was reduced to one lane for almost four hours while crews worked to clear the roadway. The crash is still under investigation by the Idaho State Police