Friday, December 2, 2011

Fatal crash west of Caldwell

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

For Immediate Release: 12/02/11 01:49 AM
Contact: Corporal Thompson

On Thursday December 1, 2011, at approximately 8:00 pm the Idaho State Police investigated a two-vehicle fatal crash at the intersection of Ustick Road and Farmway Road west of Caldwell. Habtom Tesfazgi-Russom, 26 of Boise, was traveling eastbound on Ustick Road in a 1998 Toyota Camry when he failed to stop at the stop sign at Farmway Road. William Gallagher, 55 of Dallas, OR, was traveling northbound on Farmway Road in a 2005 Freightliner Semi pulling a 2011 Trinity trailer. Gallagher's semi struck the passenger side of Tesfazgi-Russom's vehicle. Justin Davis, 30 of Caldwell, was the passenger in Tesfazgi-Russom's vehicle and died at the scene from injuries sustained in the crash. Tesfazgi-Russom was transported by ground ambulance to Saint Alphonsus Regional Medical Center in Boise. Gallagher was not injured. Tesfazgi-Russom and Gallagher were both wearing seatbelts, however Davis was not. Alcohol is not believed to be factor in the crash. Notifications have been m

The crash is under investigation by Corporal Thompson of the Idaho State Police.