Wednesday, March 6, 2013

Crash Claims One 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: 03/06/13 at 6:20 p.m.
Please direct questions to the District Office

On March 6, 2013, at 2:40 p.m., the Idaho State Police investigated a fatality crash at 1407 E Homedale Road in Caldwell, Idaho. Roy Welsh, age 71, of Caldwell, Idaho was driving a 1979 Dodge Ram Charger. Welsh was parked westbound on Homedale Road hooking up a jump box in an attempt to get his vehicle started. The vehicle started while in gear, leapt forward and Welsh became pinned against the curb by his vehicle. Welsh's vehicle then proceeded to travel across the grass in front of Vallivue High School and came to rest in front of the school, after striking a cedar tree.

Welsh succumbed to his injuries at the scene of the crash. Notifications to Welsh's family have been made. This crash is under investigation by the Idaho State Police.