Saturday, November 14, 2015

Fatality Crash on SH55 at Chicken Dinner Road

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

For Immediate Release: 11/15/2015 12:45 a.m.
Please direct questions to the District Office

****Final Update****

On November 14, 2015, at approximately 6:45 p.m., the Idaho State Police investigated a two-vehicle, fatality crash on SH 55 at Chicken Dinner Road, in Canyon County.

Melissa Loucks, 39, of Marsing, was northbound on SH 55 near Chicken Dinner road in a 2012 Ford Fusion. Carolina Estrada-Hernandez, 18, of Caldwell, was southbound in a 2001 Ford Taurus. The Ford Taurus crossed the center line and struck the Fusion on the front passenger side. The Taurus overturned and came to rest on its top.

Estrada-Hernandez' passenger, Vanessa Mendoza, 18, of Caldwell, was not wearing a seatbelt and was transported via ground ambulance to West Valley Medical Center, in Caldwell where she later succumbed to her injuries. Two juvenile passengers and three passengers from Loucks' vehicle were transported to St. Alphonsus Regional Medical Center in Boise.

None of the subjects in Loucks vehicle were wearing seatbelts, one subject in Estrada-Hernandez' vehicle was wearing a seatbelt.

The road was blocked for approximately three hours and fifteen minutes while crews worked to clear the scene.
The crash is under investigation by the Idaho State Police.


***Prior Release***

At this time, the Idaho State Police is investigating an injury crash on State Highway 55 at milepost 7.6, near Chicken Dinner Rd. The highway is currently blocked. More information will be relayed as it becomes available.