Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Two-Vehicle Crash near New Meadows Sends Three to Hospitals

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Region 3 Patrol 700 S. Stratford, Meridian 83642
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For Immediate Release: 09/13/11 2:23 AM
Contact: Trooper Sherbondy

At 7:30 PM last night, September 12th, 2011, a two-vehicle crash occurred on State Highway 55 just south of New Meadows which resulted in two people being injured. Carl Knox, age 78 of Tigard,OR was traveling southbound on Highway 55 near milepost 156 when he pulled into a driveway and attempted to make a U-turn. Knox' minivan was struck on the drivers' side by a truck driven by Nicholas Mooring, age 26 of Rathdrum,ID. Knox was transported by ground ambulance to St. Luke's in McCall and later transported to St. Alphonsus in Boise by air ambulance. Knox' passenger, Flora Knox, age 74 of Tigard,OR and Mooring were also taken to St. Lukes McCall where they were treated and released. Alcohol is not thought to be a factor, and it is believed that all parties involved were wearing seatbelts. The crash is still under investigation by Trooper Sherbondy. Adams County Deputies and Paramedics assisted at the crash scene.