Sunday, August 21, 2011

3 injured in SH55 crash near Banks

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

For Immediate Release: 8/21/11 7:30 p.m.
Contact: Sgt. Ketchum

On Sunday, August 21, 2011, at approximately 1:45 p.m., Idaho State Police investigated a single-vehicle crash on State Highway 55 near Banks. Joshua Fuhriman, 15, was northbound in a 2002 Volkswagen Beetle near milepost 74 when he drifted off the right shoulder. He overcorrected, steered into oncoming traffic, and then overcorrected again, driving off the roadway and into the side of the hill. Joshua, as well as his two passengers, Cindy Fuhriman, 34, and Maicel Fuhriman, 13, all of Garden Valley, were wearing their seatbelts. Joshua and Cindy were transported by ground ambulance. Maicel was transported by air ambulance. All were taken to St. Alphonsus in Boise with unknown injuries.

State Highway 55 was blocked for approximately two hours while crews worked to clear the roadway. Sergeant Ketchum is investigating the crash. He was assisted at the scene by Corporal Coleman, Boise County emergency crews, and Air St. Lukes.