Friday, January 2, 2015

2 vehicle injury crash near Murtaugh

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

For Immediate Release: January 2, 2015 9:55 p.m.
Please direct questions to the District Office

On January 2, 2015, at approximately 6:15 p.m., Idaho State Police investigated a two vehicle injury crash on US Highway 30 and 4500 East, near Murtaugh.

Luis Castaneda, 25, of Hazelton, was driving southbound on 4500 East in a 1996 Honda Civic. Jason Thomas, 44, of Burley, was driving eastbound on US-30 in a 2007 Kenworth semi truck pulling a single trailer. Castaneda failed to yield at the stop sign, and the Honda collided with the semi.

Castaneda was not wearing a seatbelt and was ejected. He was transported via air ambulance to Portneuf Regional Medical Center in Pocatello. Thomas was wearing a seatbelt and was not transported.

The highway was blocked for over three hours while crews worked to clear the scene. The crash is under investigation by the Idaho State Police.