Friday, September 16, 2011

Crash near Wilder claims one

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Region 3 Patrol 700 S. Stratford, Meridian 83642
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For Immediate Release: 09/16/2011 at 8:49 am
Contact: Trooper Tulleners
On Friday, September 16th, 2011 at approximately 2:10 am, the Idaho State Police investigated a two-vehicle crash at the intersection of Hatch Lane and Steven Lane, northwest of Wilder. Leonso Ruiz-Maron, 42 of Nyssa, OR, was stopped in the east bound lane of travel, where his vehicle had run out of gas. Ruiz-Maron's vehicle was a 1984 Chevrolet pickup, which was hauling hops. Ruiz-Maron was under his vehicle, repairing the fuel line. Arturo Malarca, in a 1980 Ford F350, was stopped in the west bound lanes, re-fueling Ruiz-Maron's vehicle. Malarca had his flashers on. Fredy Rodriguez, driving a 1972 Ford F350, which was hauling hops, was eastbound on Hatch Lane when he struck Ruiz-Maron�s vehicle from the rear, causing Ruiz-Maron's vehicle to run him over. Ruiz-Maron was pronounced deceased at the scene. Rodriguez transported by air ambulance to St. Alphonsus Medical Center with life-threatening injuries.

Rodriguez was not wearing a seat belt. Road conditions were not a factor. The crash is still under investigation by Cpl. Tulleners. He was assisted by Spec. Uhlenkott, Trooper Hurley, Sr. Trooper Quinn, Sr. Trooper Szeles, and Cpl. Coleman of the Idaho State Police. He was also assisted by Parma, Wilder and Canyon county emergency response vehicles, as well as the Parma and Wilder Police Departments.