Sunday, December 13, 2009

Crash WB I84@45.5, near Meridian involving ISP Trooper

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

For Immediate Release: 12/13/09 2:35 pm
Contact: ISP Dispatch

On December 13,2009 at approximately at 12:52 pm, Meridian Police Department investigated an injury crash WB I84@45.5, near Meridian, involving an Idaho State trooper. The trooper was travelling westbound at 45.5 in the number two lane. Donald Cockrell, 80 of Boise, was driving a gold Chevy trailblazer. Cockrell had merged into the slow lane, the number one lane, going westbound at milepost 46. Cockrell failed to yield when switching lanes and hit the trooper?s vehicle. Cockrell went head on into the median barrier. Cockrell was transported by ground ambulance to St. Alphonsus Regional Medical Center in Boise with minor injuries. Seatbelts were worn by both drivers.
The crash is still under investigation at this time.
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