Saturday, November 23, 2013

Two Separate Injury Crashes On SH55 Near Horseshoe Bend Hill

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District 3 Patrol 700 S. Stratford Dr., Meridian 83642
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For Immediate Release: 11/23/2013 11:55 pm
Please direct questions to the District Office

On November 23, 2013 at 4:41 pm, Idaho State Police investigated two separate injury crashes on SH55 at mile marker 58, north of Horseshoe Bend Hill.

Makaylah N. Griffin, 17 of Meridian, was travelling southbound on SH55 near milepost 58 in a 2000 Nissan Xterra. Griffin pulled to the right and stopped the vehicle but was still in the lane of travel. Griffin's passenger, Christian N. McIntosh, 18 of Meridian, exited the vehicle to take over driving.

Edsel O. Martin, 71 of Caldwell, was also travelling southbound on SH55 in a 1997 Ford Aero Van. Martin did not see the Xterra stopped in the lane of travel and struck the back of it. The force of the impact pushed the Xterra into McIntosh, who was in front of the vehicle.

Andrew P. McFarland, 40 of Boise, was travelling southbound on SH55 near milepost 58 in a 2001 Subaru Legacy when he noticed a crash ahead. McFarland slowed his speed and was struck from behind by a 1997 Toyota Camry, being driven by Kendall R. Gregory, 19 of Boise.

Griffin, McIntosh, and two other passengers in the Xterra, as well as, Gregory and one other passenger in the Camry were all transported to Saint Alphonsus Regional Medical Center.

Griffin and McIntosh were not wearing seatbelts as they were in the process of changing drivers. All other drivers and passengers were wearing seatbelts.

SH55 was closed for about three hours while crews worked to remove the wreckage.