Sunday, September 11, 2011

Crashes Result in Injuries, One Fatality

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Region 3 Patrol 700 S. Stratford, Meridian 83642
(208) 846-7550
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For Immediate Release: 09/11/11 5:52 AM
Contact: Trooper Sherbondy, Corporal Boll

Troopers from region 3 of the Idaho State Police investigated two serious crashes yesterday, September 10th, 2011. The first crash occurred shortly after 3:30 PM on the eastbound side of Boise County Highway 17, also known as the Banks-Lowman Highway. Mark Veloz, age 39 of Nampa was westbound on County Highway 17 at milepost 11, 11 miles east of Banks. Veloz drove off the right side of the road and overcorrected to the left before losing control of his vehicle and going into a broad slide. His vehicle went off the left side of the roadway, went airborne over a small embankment, severed a small tree, went over a culvert, and struck the ground on its side. It then rolled several times and came to rest on its top. Veloz and his passenger, 27 year-old Karen Hughes of Boise, were transported by air ambulance to St. Alphonsus in Boise. Neither Veloz nor Hughes wore seatbelts. Alcohol involvement is being investigated. The crash remains under investigation by Trooper Sherbondy of the Idaho State Police with assistance from Troopers McCarthy and Chase. Garden Valley Fire assisted at the crash scene.
The second crash, which occurred at approximately 8:30 PM, was in Adams County, about 5 miles south of New Meadows. David Borst Jr, age 49 of Hillsboro,OR was southbound on US95 at milepost 155 when his vehicle, a homemade three-wheel motorcycle, went off the right side of the road and rolled. David Borst was taken to St Luke's in MCCall, where he was pronounced dead. His passenger, Michelle Borst, age 52 and also of Hillsboro,OR, was taken by ground amblance to St. Lukes in McCall. She was later taken to St. Alphonsus in Boise, where she remains at this time. Alcohol is not suspected to be a factor in this crash, and it is believed that both occupants were wearing helmets. The crash remains under investigation by Corporal Boll with assistance from Trooper Sherbondy. Adams County Deputies and Paramedics also assisted at the crash scene.