Tuesday, August 11, 2015

Two Vehicle Crash on State Highway 55

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District 3 Patrol 700 S. Stratford Dr., Meridian 83642
(208) 846-7550
Fax (208) 846-7520

For Immediate Release: 08/11/15 09:05 P.M.
Please direct questions to the District Office

On Tuesday, August 11, 2015, at approximately 3:50 P.M., the Idaho State Police investigated a two vehicle crash on State Highway 55 near mile post 81.5, two miles north of Banks, ID.

Michael J. Stwan, 49, of Boise, ID, was driving northbound on State Highway 55 in a 2003 Kia Sorento. Stwan crossed the center line and collided with Eric P. Larson, 54, of Boise, ID, who was driving southbound in a 2012 Buick Regal. The Kia Sorento overturned and came to rest on its top and caught fire. Several logging truck drivers stopped to assist, taking fire extinguishers out of their vehicles to put out the fire.

Stwan and Larson were both transported to Saint Alphonsus in Boise, ID, by air ambulance. Both drivers where wearing seat belts. The roadway was blocked for approximately three hours.

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