Thursday, March 18, 2010

Location Correction of previous media release

This crash occurred near the intersection of Middleton Road and Linden Road, not Linder Road as previouly released.

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News Release - Injury crash near Middleton Rd and Linden Rd.
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Region 3 Patrol 700 S. Stratford, Meridian 83642
(208) 846-7550
Fax (208) 846-7520

For Immediate Release: 3/18/2010
Contact: Tpr. S Langton

March 18, 2010, at approximately 4:30 p.m., Idaho State Police investigated an injury crash near the intersection of Middleton Rd. and Linder Rd. in Canyon County involving two vehicles. James Weast, 61, of Caldwell, ID was traveling south on Middleton Road in a semi pulling two gravel trailers. Maria Gonzalez-Pineda, 31, of Caldwell, ID was stopped on the right shoulder of the northbound traffic lane. Gonzalez-Pineda attempted to make a U-turn in the roadway, pulling directly in front of Weast's vehicle. Weast's vehicle struck Gonzalez-Pineda's vehicle in the area of the front passenger door.

Gonzalez-Pineda was transported by air ambulance to St. Alphonsus Hospital in Boise, ID. Gonzalez-Pineda was not wearing a seatbelt. Weast was not injured. Weast was wearing a seatbelt.

The investigation is continuing.