Friday, April 26, 2013

Crash near Ririe injures two

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Idaho State Police
District 6 1540 Foote Dr.
Idaho Falls, Idaho 83402-1828
(208) 525-7377 FAX: (208) 525-7294

For Immediate Release: 04/26/2013 8:45 PM
Please direct questions to the District Office

On April 26, 2013, at approximately 3:07 pm, Idaho State Police investigated an injury crash westbound on US Highway 26 at mile marker 349, near Ririe.

Crystal S. Garrett, 30, of Ririe was driving eastbound on US 26 in a 1998 Cadillac Catera in the left turn lane preparing to turn north on to 115th East. She failed to yield to an oncoming 2002 GMC Sierra, driven by Ronald D. Balsley, 72, of Victor. Crystal turned and struck Balsley, causing his vehicle to strike a guardrail and overturned. Balsley's vehicle came to rest in the roadway, blocking the westbound lanes of US 26.

Ronald Balsley and his passenger, Sandra B. Balsley, 70, of Victor, were transported to Eastern Idaho Regional Medical Center. Occupants of both vehicles were wearing their seatbelts.