Friday, November 1, 2013

Fatal Crash On SH44 Near Glenwood

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District 3 Patrol 700 S. Stratford Dr., Meridian 83642
(208) 846-7550
Fax (208) 846-7520

For Immediate Release: 11/01/2013 6:40 a.m.
Please direct questions to the District Office

On November 1, 2013 at 3:01 a.m., Idaho State Police investigated a one vehicle fatality crash eastbound on SH44 at mile marker 20, near Glenwood.

Andrew R. Cassell, 25 of Eagle was traveling westbound on SH44 in a 2004 Kia Optima. Cassell left the roadway striking a power pole on the right shoulder. As a result, Cassell's passenger Aldina Ekic, 21 of Boise, succumbed to her injures at the scene. She was not wearing her seatbelt. Next of kin has been notified.

Cassell was transported by ground ambulance to St. Alphonsus Regional Medical Center. It is unknown if he was wearing a seatbelt and alcohol is involved in this crash.

Both lanes of travel on SH44 were blocked for about an hour and a half before the eastbound lanes were re-opened. The roadway is now clear.

This crash is under investigation by the Idaho State Police.