Friday, June 17, 2016

2 Vehicle crash near Firebird Raceway

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District 3 Patrol 700 S. Stratford Dr., Meridian 83642
(208) 846-7550
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For Immediate Release: Friday- June 17, 2016 at 11:10 p.m.
Please direct questions to the District Office

On Friday, June 17, 2016, at 5:45 p.m., the Idaho State Police investigated a two-vehicle, fatality crash on SH-16 at milepost 104, near the Firebird Raceway.

Jose Flores-Martinez, 52, of Emmett, was driving northbound on SH-16 in a 1990 Honda Accord. Thomas Weber III, 47, of Eagle, was driving southbound in a 2014 Jeep Wrangler. The Honda crossed center line and collided with the Jeep. The Jeep caught on fire and started a brush fire.

Flores-Martinez and Weber III were transported via ground ambulance to St. Alphonsus Regional Medical Center in Boise. Weber's passengers Thomas Weber Jr, 70, of Ponte Vedra, Florida, and two juveniles were also transported via ground ambulance to St. Alphonsus Regional Medical Center. Flores-Martinez' passenger Goyo Ayllon, 34, of Emmett, succumbed to his injuries at the scene of the crash. All four occupants of the Jeep and Flores-Martinez were wearing seatbelts at the time of the crash. It is unknown at this time if Ayllon was wearing a seatbelt.

The road was completely blocked for four hours while crews worked to clear the scene.

The crash is under investigation by the Idaho State Police.