Thursday, August 1, 2013

Fatal crash north of Wendell

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District 4 Patrol 218 West Yakima, Jerome, ID 83338-5904 (208) 324-6000
Fax (208) 324-7897

For Immediate Release: 08/01/13 2:00 pm
Please direct questions to the District Office

On Thursday August 1, 2013, at 6:52 am, the Idaho State Police investigated a two-vehicle fatality crash northbound on State Highway 46 near Shoestring Road, approximately mile marker 107, between Wendell and Gooding. Bertha Ramos-Flores, 33, of Gooding, was traveling northbound on State Highway 46, in a 2001 Honda Accord when, for unknown reasons, she crossed the center line, forcing another vehicle off the road. Peter Orth, 49, of Gooding, was traveling southbound in a 2007 Ford Econoline van. Ramos-Flores and Orth's vehicles struck head on blocking both lanes. Ramos-Flores was not wearing her seatbelt and succumbed to her injuries at the scene. Orth was wearing his seatbelt and was transported by ground ambulance to North Canyon Medical Center. Notifications have been made.

State Highway 46 was blocked for approximately three hours. The crash remains under investigation.