Friday, October 3, 2014

**Update***Two -vehicle injury crash on SH50 at milepost 2, near Kimberly, blocking both lanes

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

For Immediate Release: 10/3/204 2:50pm

Please direct questions to the District Office


On Friday, October 3, 2014, at approximately 7:50 a.m., the Idaho State Police investigated a two-vehicle injury crash on SH50 at milepost 1.6, near Kimberly. Scott Peters, 69, of Diamond Springs, CA was traveling westbound on SH50 in a Freightliner Semi truck. Jose Gonzalez-Lopez, 31, of Jerome, was traveling eastbound on SH50 in a 2004 Porsche. Gonzalez-Lopez failed to maintain his lane, crossed over the center line and side swiped Peters. Gonzalez- Lopez continued eastbound and went off the south shoulder of the highway and came to rest in a field. Peters continued westbound, went off the roadway on the north shoulder and rolled onto its side.

Gonzalez- Lopez was transported by air ambulance to St. Lukes Magic Valley in Twin Falls. Both occupants were wearing their seatbelts. Both lanes were blocked for about 2 hours for the investigation and traffic was diverted.

Lanes of travel are now open.

The Idaho State police is investigating a two-vehicle injury crash on SH50 at milepost 2, near Kimberly.
All lanes of travel are currently blocked at this time for the crash. Drivers are cautioned to use alternate routes of travel.

DSP Initials JH / JS