Wednesday, August 15, 2012

Injury Crash Near Weiser Blocks Lane for Three Hours

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District 3 Patrol 700 S. Stratford Dr., Meridian 83642
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For Immediate Release: 08/15/2012 4:05 PM
Please direct questions to the District Office

On Wednesday, August 15, 2012, at 10:02 a.m., Idaho State Police investigated an injury crash on US95 at milepost 79, on the south side of Weiser, ID. AJ Chaney, 22, of Payette, ID, was northbound in a 1993 Ford Ranger Pickup. Chaney was attempting to pass a SUV and a 1994 Peterbuilt pulling two empty flatbed trailers, driven by Bryan Larrea, 49, of Caldwell, ID. Chaney noticed the commercial vehicle was swinging wide to make a right turn and attempted to pull back into the northbound lane, lost control and slid into the commercial vehicle between the tractor and the first trailer.

Chaney and his passenger, Katherine Chaney, 15 years old, of Fruitland, ID, were transported to Weiser Memorial Hospital in Weiser. The northbound lane of US95 was blocked for approximately three hours while the troopers investigated the crash. The crash remains under investigation.