Saturday, December 28, 2013

Final Update- Fatal Crash Blocks US95 Traffic Near Payette/Washington County Border

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District 3 Patrol 700 S. Stratford Dr., Meridian 83642
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***Final Update***
For Immediate Release: 12/28/13 11:36 PM
Please direct questions to the District Office

On December 28, 2013, at 4:32 pm, Idaho State Police investigated a two-vehicle fatality crash on US95 at milepost 74.6, approximately six miles south of Weiser. Darin Thomas, 21, of Weiser, was travelling North on Highway 95 in a 2007 Volkswagen Jetta, when his vehicle crossed into the Southbound lane of travel. Thomas? vehicle collided head-on with a 2006 Kenworth semi tractor and trailer being driven by Richard Gier, 59, of Nampa. Thomas and his passenger, Christian Alder, 22, of Weiser, were pronounced deceased on the scene. Grier was not transported. Notifications have been made to next of kin.
All subjects involved in the crash were wearing seatbelts.
US 95 was blocked in both directions of travel for approximately six hours.
The crash remains under investigation by the Idaho State Police, assisted by Washington County Sheriff?s Office.

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