Sunday, October 10, 2010

2nd Update to Crash near Caldwell

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Region 3 Patrol 700 S. Stratford, Meridian 83642
(208) 846-7550
Fax (208) 846-7520

For Immediate Release: October 10,2010 12:55 pm
Contact: Cpl R. Gripton

********10/10 Update***********

Ruth Winter, age 58 of Marysville, WA. succumbed to her injuries sustained in the crash at approximately 12:40 a.m.

** 10/9 Update **

On October 9, 2010, at approximately 8:00 pm, Idaho State Police investigated a two-vehicle fatality crash on Interstate 84 near milepost 29 in Caldwell. Ruth Winter, 58 years old of Marysville, Washington, was eastbound when her 2006 GMC pickup drifted into the median and crossed over to the westbound lanes. The truck collided head-on with a 2001 Dodge Caravan driven by 38 year-old Javier Macedo. Macedo succumbed to his injuries at the scene. His passengers, 40 year-old Wendy Ibarra, 17 year-old Emily Ibarra Macedo, and two juveniles, Ashley and Jeshua Ibarra Macedo, were all transported to St. Alphonsus Regional Medical Center in Boise. Winter was also transported to St. Alphonsus with severe injuries. Both drivers were wearing seatbelts.

The crash is still under investigation by Cpl. Gripton of Idaho State Police with assistance at the scene by Sgt. Stauffer, Cpl. S. Klitch, Tpr. Tulleners, M. Cpl. Robertson, Idaho Transportation Department and Canyon County Emergency crews.

Idaho State Police is investigating a multiple vehicle crash on I84 at milepost 29 near Caldwell. All westbound traffic is being diverted at this time. If possible, commuters should use an alternate route.