Friday, August 20, 2010

Crash East of Jerome Injures 4

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Region 4 Patrol 218 West Yakima, Jerome, ID 83338-5904 (208) 324-6000
Fax (208) 324-7897
For further information, contact Capt. Robert Storm at (208) 324-6000 or (208) 736-3070

For Immediate Release: 08/20/2010 11:00 pm
Contact: Trooper Pohanka

On August 20, 2010 at 5:40 p.m., Idaho State Police investigated a two-vehicle injury crash at the intersection of US 93 and State Highway 25, near the Jerome airport in Jerome.

Kyle J. Greene, 16 of Eden, was traveling eastbound on State Highway 25 driving a 1988 Ford Taurus passenger car. Greene had stopped at a stop sign at the intersection of US93 and Highway 25 and attempted to cross the intersection and was struck by a 2009 International semi. The semi struck Greene's vehicle, causing it to spin out onto the southbound shoulder of US93. Greene was lifeflighted to St. Lukes Magic Valley Regional Medical Center with serious injuries. Two juvenile females who were in Greene's vehicle were treated and released with minor injuries.

The driver of the semi, Jason Hitzeman, 35 of Burley, was transported to St Lukes Magic Valley Regional Medical Center with minor injuries.

The southbound lanes of US93 were blocked for approximately 3 hours while officers investigated the scene. Occupants in both vehicles were wearing their seatbelts.

The crash is still under investigation by Trooper Pohanka with the assistance of Trooper Otto, Trooper Debie, and Sgt. Thompson. Jerome County Deputies and EMS Personnel along with the Idaho Transportation Department assisted with the crash.