Saturday, June 11, 2016

Injury crash in Boise County

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District 3 Patrol 700 S. Stratford Dr., Meridian 83642

(208) 846-7550

Fax (208) 846-7520

For Immediate Release: 6/11/16 - 4:00 p.m.

Please direct questions to the District Office

On Saturday, June 11, 2016, at approximately 11:56 a.m., Idaho State Police investigated a two vehicle crash on Highway 21 at milepost 21, about 4 miles north of the High Bridge at the Ada-Boise county line.

A deputy with the Boise County Sheriff's Office, David Lee, was patrolling the area in his marked 2004 Ford Explorer. As Lee attempted a U-turn on the highway to catch up to a speeding vehicle, he was struck by the vehicle traveling behind him, a 2010 Ford Escape, driven by Joseph Kaiser, age 69, of Salmon.

Both drivers were transported to St. Alphonsus in Boise. Lee was taken by ground ambulance and Kaiser was air-lifted.

Highway 21 was blocked for about an hour and a half, and then one lane was open to traffic. All crews have cleared the scene at this time and the highway is no longer blocked. Idaho State Police was assisted at the scene by Boise County Sheriff?s deputies, East Boise County Ambulance, Wilderness Ranch Fire Department and Robie Creek Fire Department.