Wednesday, May 18, 2016

Injury crash near Middleton.

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District 3 Patrol 700 S. Stratford Dr., Meridian 83642
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For Immediate Release: 05/18/2016 9:00 p.m.
Please direct questions to the District Office

On May 18, 2016, at 2:20 pm, Idaho State Police investigated an injury crash at the intersection of Purple Sage Road and Emmett Road, northwest of Middleton, in Canyon County.

Jeremy Dionne, 40, of Ontario, Oregon, was driving a 2004 Autocar garbage truck northbound on Emmett Road near the intersection of Purple Sage Road. Betty Walker, 86, of Caldwell, was driving a 2007 Chrysler Pacifica southbound on Emmett Road when she crossed into the northbound lane of traffic. Dionne tried to avoid a crash by crossing into the southbound lane, but struck Walker's vehicle on the passenger side.

Dionne was transported to West Valley Medical Center in Caldwell. Walker was transported to Saint Alphonsus Regional Medical Center in Boise. Dionne was not wearing a seatbelt; Walker was wearing a seatbelt and the airbag in her vehicle did deploy.