Friday, February 13, 2015

Injury crash at 450 West Road 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: 02/13/2015 11:21 p.m.
Please direct questions to the District Office

On Friday, February, 13, 2015, at approximately 5:56 p.m., the Idaho State Police investigated a two-vehicle, injury crash at 450 West Road, 3 miles west of Jerome. Saul Zamora, 51, of Jerome, was eastbound on West Road in a John Deere tractor pulling a four-bale straw spreader. Ignacio Contreras, 40, of Jerome, was eastbound on West Road in a 1996 GMC Jimmy. Contreras was behind the tractor, and his vehicle hit the back of the straw spreader.

Contreras was transported to St. Luke's Magic Valley by ground ambulance, and later transported to St. Alphonsus Regional Medical Center in Boise by air ambulance. Contreras was wearing his seatbelt. There was no seatbelt on the tractor. The road was blocked for approximately three hours. The crash is under investigation by the Idaho State Police.