Thursday, January 8, 2015

Two Vehicle Crash on US30 near Hansen Blocks Traffic

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District 4 Patrol 218 West Yakima, Jerome, ID 83338-5904 (208) 324-6000
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For Immediate Release: 01/09/15 12:05 am
Please direct questions to the District Office

On Thursday, January 8th, 2015, at approximately 5:56 pm, the Idaho State Police investigated a two vehicle crash on US Highway 30 near milepost 226, near Hansen. Jessica Speth, 33, of Hollister was driving northbound on 3700 East in a 1992 Ford Explorer. Speth failed to yield at the stop sign at 3700 East and US30. Casey Spencer, 51, of Hansen was driving eastbound on US30 in a 2007 Chevy Colorado. Speth's vehicle struck the side of Spencer's vehicle pushing it off the road. Speth's vehicle then struck a power pole. Power lines came down and blocked both eastbound and westbound lanes. Speth and her passenger Almon Chastain, 43, of Buhl, were transported by ground ambulance to St Lukes Magic Valley Medical Center in Twin Falls. Spencer and his passenger, Lenora Gould, 53, of Hansen, were transported by private vehicle to St Lukes Magic Valley Medical Center in Twin Falls.

Speth and Almon were not wearing seatbelts. Spencer and Lenora were wearing seatbelts. US30 was blocked for approximately four and a half hours while Idaho Power fixed the power lines. This crash is under investigation by the Idaho State Police.