Monday, November 24, 2014

Three-Vehicle Crash Blocks State Highway 75 Near Hailey

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

For Immediate Release: 11/24/2014 at 3:50 p.m.
Please direct questions to the District Office

On Monday, November 24, 2014 at approximately 1:26 p.m., the Idaho State Police investigated a three-vehicle injury crash northbound on State Highway 75 at milepost 119, near Hailey. Jamie Aldo, age 35, of Ketchum, was stopped in the northbound lane in a 1999 Chevrolet Silverado waiting to turn left into a driveway. Laurie Benson, age 46, of Bellevue, was stopped behind Aldo's vehicle in a 2006 Lexus R330. Anne Carter, age 83, of Ketchum, was also traveling north in a 1987 Nissan Pulsar when she failed to yield for the stopped vehicles and struck Benson's vehicle. Benson's vehicle then proceeded to strike Aldo's vehicle.

Carter was transported by ground ambulance to St. Luke's in Ketchum. The northbound lane of travel was blocked for approximately one hour. All drivers were wearing their seatbelts.

Idaho State Police was assisted by Blaine County Sheriff's Office and Wood River Fire and Rescue. The crash is under investigation by the Idaho State Police.

DSP Initials KJ / KL