Wednesday, August 3, 2011

Minor Injury Crash on US93

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

For Immediate Release: 08/03/2011 01:18 am
Contact: Tpr. Dahl

On Tuesday, August 2, 2011, at approximately 9:44 pm, the Idaho State Police investigated a minor injury crash on US93 at the Interstate 84 Junction. Russell D. Nugent, 60, of Twin Falls, was stopped in a 2008 Jeep Liberty at the stop light on south US93 at the Interstate 84 Junction. Eric G. Lott, 39,of Twin Falls, was stopped directly behind Nugent in a 2004 Chevrolet pickup. Rogelio S. Beltran, 49, of Twin Falls, was driving a 1989 Ford F150 pickup pulling a horse trailer when he struck the rear of Lott's vehicle, who in turn struck the rear of Nugent's vehicle.

All occupants were wearing seatbelts. Nugent was transported by ground ambulance to St. Luke's Magic Valley Regional Medical Center in Twin Falls, ID. Alcohol is a factor in this crash.

Southbound lanes of US93 were blocked for approximately two hours but have since reopened.

This crash is under investigation by Trooper Dahl with assistance from Jerome County Deputies.