Wednesday, February 27, 2013

**Update** Two Vehicle Crash on Merrill Road near McCammon, ID

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Idaho State Police
District 5 5205 South 5th Ave.
Pocatello, Idaho 83204-2299
(208) 236-6466 FAX: (208) 236-6068

For Immediate Release: 02/27/13 at 1:42 p.m.
Please direct questions to the District Office


On Wednesday, February 27, 2013, at approximately 10:01 a.m. Idaho State Police investigated an injury crash on Merrill Road, just west of Aslett Road, near McCammon, ID.
William S. Kimball, 29, of Pocatello, ID, was navigating a curve in the roadway while driving west on Merrill Road in a 2004 Dodge pickup pulling a 1994 Spencer fifth wheel trailer. Gaylon F. Gooch, 65, of McCammon, ID, was navigating a curve in the roadway while driving east on Merrill Road in a 2012 Kia Sportage. The two vehicles collided in the middle of the curve.

Kimball and his passenger, Jerry Wells, 36, of Chubbuck, ID, were not injured. Gooch and two passengers were transported by ground ambulance to Portneuf Medical Center in Pocatello, ID. (The names of the passengers from Gooch?s vehicle are not available at the time of this press release.) Kimball and Wells were both wearing seat belts.

The investigation is ongoing.


Idaho State Police is currently investigating an injury crash on Merrill Road just west of I15 near exit 47, McCammon, ID. Updated information will be released as it becomes available.