Saturday, September 24, 2011

Injury Crash SH55 North of Horseshoe Bend

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Region 3 Patrol 700 S. Stratford, Meridian 83642
(208) 846-7550
Fax (208) 846-7520

For Immediate Release: 09/24/11 03:30
Contact: Sgt Ketchum

On September 24, 2011 at 10:18pm, Idaho State Police responded to a two vehicle injury crash on SH55 at milepost 67.5 4 miles north of Horseshoe Bend. Brice Chism, 36 of Donnelly ID, was traveling northbound on SH55 when he went off the right shoulder, he then over corrected and went into oncoming traffic. At this time he collided with Preston Reynolds, 31 of Meridian ID, who was traveling southbound. Reynolds was not wearing his seatbelt and was ejected from the vehicle. He was transported by ground ambulance to Saint Alphonsus Hospital with serious injuries. Chism was also transported to Saint Alphonsus with unknown injuries; alcohol is believed to be a factor. The highway was blocked for approximately 3 hours, traffic was flowing alternating one direction at a time.

The investigation is ongoing by Sgt Ketchum. He was assisted by Sr. Trooper Sherbondy, Sr. Trooper Coleman, Boise Sheriffs Officers, and Horseshoe Bend Ambulance.