Friday, August 5, 2011

Minor Injury Crash Blocks US93

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

For Immediate Release: 08/05/11 10:28 PM
Contact: Corporal Faller

Shortly after 7:00 PM on August 5th, 2011, the Idaho State Police investigated a crash southbound on US 93 near milepost 56 at the intersection of 300 South Road. Robert Beckner Jr., age 18 of Twin Falls was traveling southbound on US93. Pedro Fagundes, age 53 of Jerome was traveling northbound. Fagundes attempted to turn left onto 300 South Rd. and turned into Beckner's vehicle. Both drivers were wearing seatbelts, and Fagundes was treated at the scene and released for a minor injury. Alcohol is not thought to have been a factor. US93 was blocked for about 45 minutes. The crash is under investigation by Corporal Faller with assistance from Trooper Clausing as well as Deputies and Fire Department personnel from Jerome County.