Thursday, September 17, 2009

Crash near Glenns Ferry kills one

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Region 3 Patrol 700 S. Stratford, Meridian 83642
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For Immediate Release: 09/17/2009 5:00 PM
Contact: Trooper Ivey

At approximately 1:18 PM on Thursday September 17, 2009, the Idaho State Police, and Elmore County deputies responded to a two-vehicle crash Westbound on Interstate 84 at milepost 117.5, near Glenns Ferry. Gayla Sanford, 79, of King Hill was traveling Westbound in a 2000 Pontiac Grand Am, when for unknown reasons her vehicle drifted off the right shoulder of the roadway. Sanford then over-corrected, came back onto the roadway sideswiping a motor home, driven by Samuel Lee, 66, of Edmonds, Washington. This caused Sanford's vehicle to hit a concrete wall and roll several times. Sanford was not wearing a seatbelt and was ejected from the vehicle. Sanford was pronounced dead at the scene. The occupants in the motor home were not injured. The crash is under investigation by Trooper Ivey, with assistance from Trooper Jussel, and Elmore County Sheriff.