Tuesday, March 13, 2012

**Update**2 veh crash blocks roadway near Hansen bridge

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

For Immediate Release: 03/13/2012 02:16 am
Contact: Trooper Pohanka
***On Monday March 12, 2012, at approximately 10:22 pm, The Idaho State Police investigated a two vehicle injury crash westbound SH50 at milepost 3.5 near the Hansen bridge. Karly Diage, 27 of Twin Falls was traveling northbound on 3800 E near SH50 in a 1999 Chevy Malibu. Kallie Carney, 25 of Paul was traveling westbound on SH50 near the intersection of 3800 E and SH50 in a 2006 Ford Fusion. For unknown reasons, Diage pulled out into the intersection in front of Carney causing them to collide. All occupants were transported by ground ambulance to St. Lukes Magic Valley Regional Medical Center in Twin Falls with non life threatening injuries. Carney and her passenger, Gary Carney, 25 of Twin Falls and a one year old female were wearing seatbelts at the time of the crash. It is unknown at this time if Diage was wearing a seatbelt at the time of the crash.
The westbound lanes of travel were blocked for approximately 2.5 hours for the investigation. Trooper Pohanka was assisted by Sgt. Garcia, Trooper Faller and Twin Falls County Sheriff's office and emergency personnel. The crash is still under investigation at this time.

***The lanes are now open. The crash was actually westbound SH50 at milepost 3.5***

The Idaho State Police is investigating a 2 vehicle injury crash eastbound SH50 at milepost 3.5 near the Hansen bridge. The eastbound lanes are currently blocked at this time. We recommend that alternate routes of travel are used in this area. We will update the press release once more information has been obtained.