Friday, January 18, 2013

Fatality Ctash SH 46 near Wendell, ID

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

For Immediate Release: 01/18/2013 at 6:00 p.m.

Please direct questions to the District Office

Idaho State Police is currently investigating a crash on State Highway 46, between mileposts 102 and 103, near Wendell, ID. There is complete road blockage at this time. A full media release will be published when complete information is available.

**UPDATE 01/18/2013 at 9:37 p.m.**

On January 18, 2013, at approximately 4:42 pm, Idaho State Police investigated a two vehicle fatality crash on State Highway 46 at mile post 102, 2 miles north of Wendell ID.

Joaquin Figueiredo, 65 years old, of Gooding ID, was traveling north on State Highway 46, in a 2003 Dodge van, when he went off the road hitting a guard rail. Joaquin then came back across the northbound lane of travel and into the southbound lane. Joaquin hit Joseph Melguin, 45 years old also of Gooding ID, who was traveling south, in a 1992 Chevy truck, head on. Joseph was ejected from his vehicle and succumbed to his injuries on scene, notifications to the family have been made. Joaquin was extricated from his vehicle and transported to North Canyon Medical Center. The crash is still under investigation.

State Highway 46 was blocked for approximately 3.5 hours; all lanes of travel are now open.