Monday, October 11, 2010

Crash in Payette claims one

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

For Immediate Release: 10/11/10 04:45 a.m.
Contact: Tpr. J. Sharp

On October 11, 2010, at approximately 12:30 a.m., Idaho State Police responded to a one-vehicle fatality crash on US95 at milepost 72.7, the junction of Northeast 23rd Street in Payette. Toby Webster, 53, of Payette, was involved in a domestic battery. When Payette City police arrived on scene, an altercation ensued. Toby then fled the area northbound on US Highway 95 in a blue Ford pickup. During the pursuit which followed, Toby lost control of the vehicle and struck a power pole. He was not wearing his seatbelt, was ejected, and died at the scene. Neither the female involved in the domestic nor the officers were injured during the incident.

Traffic was blocked for approximately two and a half hours while emergency crews worked to clear the roadway. The crash is still under investigation led by Trooper J. Sharp who was assisted at the scene by Payette City and County emergency crews and the Idaho Transportation Department. Payette County is investigating the domestic battery.