Wednesday, August 8, 2012

Injury Crash in Caldwell

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

For Immediate Release: 08/08/2012 1:03 am
Please direct questions to the District Office

On August 7, 2012, at approximately 6:34 pm, Idaho State Police investigated a one vehicle injury crash in Caldwell just west of West Valley Medical Center.

Roman Gonzalez, 30 years old, of Caldwell, was traveling westbound on West Logan Street in a gray GMC Savana hauling a load of paint and cleaning products. When one of the occupants in the vehicle lit a cigarette it caused fumes to combust. Roman, the driver jumped out of the vehicle while it was still in motion. His front seat passenger, Ramon Gonzalez, 52 years old, of Caldwell, also exited the vehicle. Jose Gonzalez, 58 years old, of Greenleaf, was unable to exit the vehicle until it came to a complete stop in a nearby resident's yard after crashing through a fence. All three occupants were transported by ground ambulance to West Valley Medical Center in Caldwell. Two occupants were later transferred to Salt Lake City for further medical attention.

This crash is being investigated by the Idaho State Police.