Friday, April 29, 2011

Crash in US93 Construction Zone Blocks Traffic

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Region 4 Patrol 218 West Yakima, Jerome, ID 83338-5904 (208) 324-6000
Fax (208) 324-7897

For Immediate Release: 04/29/2011 9:00 pm

Contact: Sgt Oliver

On Friday, April 29th, 2011 at 5:35 pm, Idaho State Police investigated a two-vehichle crash on US 93 at milepost 53 just north of the Flying J. Steve Mulberry, age 58 of Twin Falls was southbound on Highway 93 when he stopped his Volvo XC7 SUV in construction zone traffic. Randall Hall, age 59 of Twin Falls was also southbound in a Chevrolet Blazer. Hall became distracted and ran into Mulberry from behind, causing extensive damage to both vehicles. Both drivers were wearing seatbelts and airbags deployed in Hall's vehicle. Mulberry was transported by family to St. Benedict's in Jerome to be evaluated. The southbound lane of US93 was blocked for more than an hour. Officers used the northbound lane to alternate allowing northbound and southboud traffic to pass through. Hall was cited for inattentive driving.

Officers strongly advise using extra caution in construction zones due to constant stop-and-go traffic and other safety factors.

This crash is under investigation by Sgt. Oliver of the Idaho State Police with assistance from Trooper Clausing, as well as Jerome County Deputies, Fire, and Paramedics.