Saturday, February 11, 2012

Serious Injury Crash on U.S. 93 in Twin Falls County

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District 4 Patrol 218 West Yakima, Jerome, ID 83338-5904(208) 324-6000
Fax (208) 324-7897

For Immediate Release: 2/11/12 8:30 p.m.
Contact: Trooper Chandler

On February 11, 2012, at approximately 2:30 p.m., Idaho State Police investigated a three-vehicle crash on U.S. 93 in Twin Falls County.

Ryan L. Whitney, 33 years old, of Bemidji, Minnesota, was traveling north in a 2003 International Semi when for unknown reasons he crossed into the south bound lanes, side-swiping two vehicles at milepost 12 before going off the west side of the road. The semi went through a barrier fence before coming to rest. Whitney was wearing a seatbelt and was not injured.

Robin J. Wilson, 46 years old, of Eureka, Nevada was driving a 2008 GMC pickup with a small cattle trailer. He was the first to be side-swiped and was able to pull over. Wilson and his two passengers were wearing seatbelts and no injuries were reported.

James D. Brawley, 73 years old, of Twin Falls, Idaho was driving a 2002 GMC Pickup which went off the road and rolled after being side-swiped by the semi. Brawley and his passenger Margaret J. Brawley, 74 years old, were both transported to St. Luke's Magic Valley Regional Medical Center with serious injuries. Both occupants were wearing their seatbelts.

It does not appear that alcohol or weather were a contributing factor to this crash. The crash is under investigation by Trooper Chandler, with assistance from Idaho Transportation Department, Twin Falls County Sheriff, and emergency personnel.