Wednesday, March 7, 2012

Two vehicle crash sends two to hospital

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

For Immediate Release: 03/07/12 11:50 pm
Contact: Trooper B. Comorosky

On Wednesday March 7, 2012, at approximately 6:00 pm, the Idaho State Police investigated a two-vehicle injury crash westbound on Interstate 84 at milepost 161, near the Gooding and Jerome County line. Mark Leonard, 51 of Twin Falls, was traveling at a high rate of speed in a 2004 Nissan 350Z passenger car. Leonard attempted to pass between a semi and a 2008 Chevrolet Cobalt driven by Dexter Tiggs, 39 of Gooding. Leonard's vehicle struck the passenger side of Tiggs' vehicle causing it to go into a slide. Tiggs' vehicle went into the median where it rolled one time, coming to rest on its wheels. Tiggs and his passenger, Lisa Lucas, 45 of Gooding, were both transported to North Canyon Medical Center in Gooding with minor injuries. Leonard was taken into custody for driving under the influence of alcohol. All occupants were wearing their seatbelts. Westbound traffic was down to one lane for approximately two hours.

This crash is under investigation by Trooper Comorosky.