Tuesday, August 2, 2011

Multi Vehicle Crash at Red Cap Corner

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

For Immediate Release: 08/03/11 at 00:50 a.m.

Contact: Trooper Dahl

On Tuesday, August 02, 2011, at approximately 4:00 pm, the Idaho State Police investigated a four vehicle crash at the intersection of US Highway 30, State Highway 50 and County Road N 3500 E, commonly known as Red Cap Corner, near Kimberly, ID.

The following drivers and vehicles were involved:

Jonathan A. Dill, 32, Boise, ID
2000 Freightliner

Susan M. Fowler, 49, Rupert, ID
2005 Dodge Caravan

Larry D. Bowman, 54, Twin Falls, ID
2002 Mazda Pickup

John N. Perkins, 79, Kaysville, UT
2006 Chevrolet Uplander Sports Van

Michael J. Schilz, 33, Eden, ID
1985 Peterbuilt with a three flatbed trailers loaded with hay

Dill was traveling north at the intersection of Red Cap Corner. Fowler was directly behind Dill. Dill and Fowler turned west onto US30 from Red Cap Corner, failing to yield to oncoming traffic, and causing a four vehicle crash.

Perkins and his passenger, Gloria Perkins, 54, also of Kaysville, UT, were transported by ground ambulance to St. Luke's Magic Valley Regional Medical Center in Twin Falls, ID.

All occupants were wearing seatbelts. Alcohol was not a factor in this crash. The intersection at Red Cap Corner was closed for two hours, but has since re-opened.

This crash is under investigation by Corporals Dahl and Wendler and Commercial Vehicle Specialist Corporal Winn. Assisting at the scene were Twin Falls County Sheriff's Office, Twin Falls Fire Department and Magic Valley Paramedic Services.