Saturday, June 12, 2010

Two-vehicle crash in Jerome County kills one.

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Region 4 Patrol 218 West Yakima, Jerome, ID 83338-5904 (208) 324-6000
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For further information, contact Capt. Robert Storm at (208) 324-6000 or (208) 736-3070

For Immediate Release: 06/12/2010 9:00 pm
Contact: Trooper S. Otto

On Saturday, June 12, 2010 at approximately 3:15 pm the Idaho State Police investigated a two-vehicle fatality crash on Idaho State Highway 50 at milepost 4 just north of the Hansen Bridge in Jerome County.

James Sorenson, 61 of Twin Falls, was traveling south on Highway 50 in a 2006 Dodge Ram when, for reasons still being investigated, his vehicle crossed left of the center line into oncoming traffic and collided head-on with a commercial tractor-trailer traveling north driven by Harold Wittman, 52 of Ballantine, Montana.

Sorensen was pronounced deceased at the scene of the crash. Wittman sustained minor injuries but was not transported.

Lanes of Highway 50 were partially blocked for approximately four hours while officers investigated the collision. The crash remains under investigation by Trooper Otto. Otto was assisted at the scene by Troopers Barrett, Troy DeBie, Cpl. Bingham, Commercial Vehicle Specialist Uhlenkott, and Sgt. Thompson, as well as deputies and EMS personnel from Jerome County.