Saturday, August 2, 2014

Two-Vehicle Crash on SH37

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Idaho State Police
District 5 5205 South 5th Ave.
Pocatello, Idaho 83204-2299
(208) 236-6466 FAX: (208) 236-6068

For Immediate Release: 08/02/14 5:37 P.M.
Please direct questions to the District Office

On Saturday, August 2, 2014, at approximately 1:30 P.M., Idaho State Police investigated a two-vehicle property damage crash on SH37 near milepost 67, in Power County.

Dee Jones, 54, of Burley, ID, was driving west on Cold Creek Road in a 2001 Ford F250 pick-up that was hauling a 2008 Domani trailer. Jones stopped at the intersection of Cold Creek road and SH37. Jones attempted to turn north on SH37, but failed to yield to oncoming traffic.

Jose Ruiz-Villa, 66, of American Falls, ID, was driving north on SH37 in a 2006 Kenworth that was hauling grain. Ruiz-Villa struck the driver's side of Jones' Ford F250. The Ford and trailer went off the roadway and came to rest in a nearby ditch.

The northbound lane of travel was blocked for approximately 3.5 hours.

Both occupants were wearing seatbelts.

DSP Initials JW / DO