Sunday, September 20, 2009

Single Vehicle Crash Sends Three to Hospital

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Region 4 Patrol 218 West Yakima, Jerome, ID (208) 324-6000
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For further information, contact Captain Kedrick Wills at (208)324-6000 or (208)736-3070

For Immediate Release: 9/20/2009 6:50 PM
Contact: Tpr. Gates

On September 20, 2009 at approximately 12:30 AM, a white Chevrolet Cobalt was traveling westbound on Ellis Street near North 2nd Avenue East in Paul, Idaho. The male juvenile driver of the Chevrolet Cobalt attempted to pass another vehicle, also traveling westbound on East Ellis Street. The driver lost control of the Chevrolet Cobalt and entered a broad slide onto the right shoulder. The Cobalt struck a utility pole and a fire hydrant before it crossed North 2nd Avenue East and struck a residence located at 123 E Ellis Street. The driver, a female juvenile passenger, and a male infant passenger were transported to Minidoka Memorial Hospital. All occupants were later transported to St. Alphonsus Regional Medical Center and are in critical condition. None of the occupants were wearing seatbelts, and alcohol is believed to have been a factor in the crash. The incident is still under investigation.