Saturday, March 13, 2010

Two-vehicle crash on US 93 send one to hospital

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Idaho State Police
Region 6 1540 Foote Dr.
Idaho Falls, Idaho 83402-1828
(208) 525-7377 FAX: (208) 525-7294

For Immediate Release: 03/13/2010 3:06
Contact: Corporal Hedges

On March 12, 2010 at 4:08 pm, Idaho State Police investigated a two-vehicle injury crash on US93 at milepost 264, near Challis. Margaret Churchwell, 48, of Emmett, Idaho was traveling northbound on US93 in a 1997 Jeep Grand Cherokee, when for unknown reasons the vehicle left the right side of the roadway. Churchwell overcorrected causing the vehicle to cross into the southbound lanes hitting a delivery van head-on driven by Gregory Cooper, 43 of Boise. Cooper was treated and released by ambulance personnel at the scene. Churchwell was taken by Air Ambulance to Saint Alphonsus Regional Medical Center in Boise, Idaho where she is in critical condition. Idaho State Police was assisted by Custer County Sheriff, Lemhi County Sheriff, Idaho Transportation Department, Challis Ambulance, Elk Bend QRU, and North Custer Fire Department. The crash is under investigation by Corporal Hedges.