Monday, August 22, 2016

Fatality crash in Canyon County

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

For Immediate Release: Monday- August 22,2016 1:20 a.m.
Please direct questions to the District Office

On Sunday, August 21, 2016 at approximately 4:45 p.m., the Idaho State Police investigated a fatality crash at the intersection of Marsing Road and Riverside Road in Canyon County, east of Marsing.

Maria Lopez, 26, of Caldwell, was driving northbound on Riverside Road in a 2002 Dodge Caravan. Cedric Esqueda, 43, of Sanger, California, was driving westbound on Marsing Road in a 2015 Freightliner semi pulling a single trailer. Lopez failed to stop at the stop sign and the Caravan struck the trailer.

Esqueda was not transported. Lopez' passenger and one juvenile were transported via air ambulance to St. Alphonsus Regional Medical Center in Boise. Three juveniles were transported via ground ambulance. Lopez succumbed to her injuries at the scene of the crash. Esqueda, Lopez, and the adult passenger were wearing seatbelts. It is unknown at this time if the juveniles were all properly restrained.

The lanes were blocked for four and a half hours while crews worked to clear the scene.

The crash is under investigation by Idaho State Police.