Sunday, February 12, 2012

Two Vehicle Crash on State Highway 50

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

For Immediate Release: 02/13/12 12:50 a.m.
Contact: Tpr. Marquez

On February 12, 2012, at approximately 6:22 p.m., Idaho State Police investigated a two vehicle crash on State Highway 50 in Twin Falls County.

Joseph Beauregard, 53, of Alberta, Canada, was traveling south on State Highway 50 in a 2001 Chevrolet Tahoe. Abel Arteaga, 46, of Rupert, was turning north on State Highway 50 off of 3900 North in a 2005 Volvo semi when he failed to yield to Beauregard. Beauregard swerved in an attempt to avoid the collision but was unable to do so and the vehicles collided head on. Both subjects were wearing seatbelts and were treated and released at the scene for minor injuries. Both lanes of State Highway 50 were blocked for approximately two and a half hours.

The crash is under investigation by Tpr. Marquez, with the assistance of Cpl. Bingham, Cpl. Wendler, Tpr. Comorosky, Idaho Transportation Department and emergency personnel.