Tuesday, September 11, 2012

Vehicle Versus Pedestrian in Wendell.

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District 4 Patrol 218 West Yakima, Jerome, ID 83338-5904 (208) 324-6000
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For Immediate Release: 09/11/12 10:36 pm
Please direct questions to the District Office

On Tuesday, September 11, 2012, at 7:38 pm, Idaho State Police investigated a vehicle versus pedestrian injury crash near the intersection of Main Street and Idaho Street, in Wendell. Jesseca Dodge, 24, of Wendell, was driving west on Main Street in a Dodge Caravan. Dodge was in the left lane of travel. Roney Welker, 36, of Wendell, was crossing Main Street, approximately 200 feet east of the marked cross walk. Dodge's vehicle struck Welker in the middle of the street. Welker was transported via air ambulance to St. Alphonsus Regional Medical Center in Boise.

The setting sun was a factor in this crash. Welker had consumed alcohol prior to the crash. All occupants in the vehicle were wearing seat belts.