Saturday, August 6, 2011

Injury crash on SH55 near Horseshoe Bend

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Region 3 Patrol 700 S. Stratford, Meridian 83642
(208) 846-7550
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For Immediate Release: August 6,2011 3:30 pm
Contact: Sgt Cagle
On August 6,2011, at approximately 4:37 am, Idaho State Police investigated an injury crash on SH55 at milepost 67.3, near Horseshoe Bend. Shaun Simmons, 24 of Boise, was travelling northbound in a 1988 Chevrolet Camaro. Simmons lost control of the vehicle for unknown reasons and went off the roadway, overcorrected and up an embankment. The vehicle then overturned and came to rest upside down in the northbound lane of travel.

Simmons was lifeflighted by air ambulance to St. Alphonsus Regional Medical Center in Boise. His passengers, Nathan Nelson, 21 of Boise and Shane Berry, 21 of Boise, were treated and released. His other passenger, Neil Nelson, 23 of Boise, was transported by ground ambulance to St. Alphonsus Regional Medical Center in Boise with minor injuries.

Both lanes of travel were intermittently blocked for approximately 2.5 hours for removal of the vehicle and crash investigation. Alcohol is believed to be a factor in the crash. Unknown if seatbelts were worn at the time of the crash.
Sgt. Cagle was assisted by Trooper West, Boise County Sheriff' office and Horseshoe bend emergency personnel. The crash is still under investigation and charges are pending at this time.