Wednesday, February 19, 2014

Crash in Garden City injures two

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District 3 Patrol 700 S. Stratford Dr., Meridian 83642
(208) 846-7550
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For Immediate Release: 02/19/14 2:45 a.m.
Please direct questions to the District Office

On February 18, 2014, at 10:50 p.m., the Idaho State Police investigated an injury crash on State Street, just west of Glenwood Street in Garden City. Nathaniel McDonald, 23 of Boise, was driving westbound on State Street at a high rate of speed in a 1994 Chevrolet Caprice. McDonald lost control of the vehicle and struck a power pole. McDonald then sideswiped a 2012 Mazda 3 driven by Tanna Bell, 25 of Middleton. McDonald's vehicle struck another power pole before coming to rest on the right shoulder. The Caprice then caught on fire. The fire was extinguished by a trooper who witnessed the crash.

All occupants were wearing their seatbelts. Both McDonald and his passenger, Paula Swindell, 23 of Emmett, were transported by ground ambulance to Saint Alphonsus Regional Medical Center. Alcohol is involved in the crash.