Saturday, August 7, 2010

Two veh crash in Heyburn injuries one driver

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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: 08/07/2010 6:13 pm
Contact: Master Corporal John Gibbs

At approximately 12:10 am, The Idaho State Police investigated a two vehicle crash at the intersection of J St and US30 in Heyburn. Rema Combs, 89 of Heyburn was traveling northbound on J St in a Chrysler Sebring. Robert Stoker, 70 of Rupert was traveling eastbound on US30 in a semi tractor trailer. Combs stopped at the stop sign at that intersection and failed to yield to Stoker and collided with his trailer.
Combs was transported by ground ambulance to Cassia Regional Medical Center and was treated with non life threatening injuries. Stoker was not injured and was not wearing a seatbelt. Combs was wearing a seatbelt at the time of the crash. Combs was cited for failing to yield from a stop sign. Alcohol was not a factor in this crash.
Traffic was diverted from that area for about one hour. The crash is still under investigation by Master Corporal John Gibbs who was assisted by Minidoka County, Heyburn Police, Heyburn Fire Department and EMS personnel.