Tuesday, June 18, 2013

Four Vehicle Injury Crash in Jerome County

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

Fax (208) 324-7897

For Immediate Release: 06/18/2013 2:00 a.m.

Please direct questions to the District Office


On Monday, June 17, 2013, at approximately 8:03 p.m., the Idaho State Police investigated a four vehicle, minor injury crash on US Highway 93 at milepost 57, in Jerome County.

Kelli Bayless, 27, of Boise, Idaho, was traveling north on US Highway 93, starting to slow down to make a left into a private driveway, in a 2006 Ford F150 pick up, when she was hit by three vehicles from behind. Maria Gomes, 63, of Jerome, Idaho, was traveling north in a 2002 Jeep Cherokee, when she did not realize the vehicles ahead of her slowed down. Gomes hit that back of a 1993 Ford pickup driven by James Taylor, 71, of Richfield, Idaho. Taylor's vehicle was forced into a 2013 Chrysler passenger car, driven by William Vanderbilt, 67, of Sanibel, Florida.

Both lanes of travel were blocked for approximately one and half hours. All parties were wearing their seatbelts.

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Idaho State Police is currently investigating a four vehicle injury crash on US highway 93 at milepost 57, in Jerome County.
Both lanes are currently blocked while crews work to clear the scene. Motorists should avoid the area if possible. More information will be released when it becomes available.