Monday, September 26, 2016

Commercial vehicle injury crash on Clear Lakes Grade.

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District 4 Patrol 218 West Yakima, Jerome, ID 83338-5904 (208) 324-6000
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For Immediate Release: 9/26/16 2:15 a.m.
Please direct questions to the District Office

On Sunday, September 25, 2016 at approximately 7:58 p.m. the Idaho State Police investigated a three-vehicle crash State Highway 46 at mile marker 91, on Clear Lakes Grade in Twin Falls County. Jesus Chavez-Marquez, age 33, of Gooding, was southbound in a 2000 Freightliner with two trailers of hay. The brakes on the Freightliner failed and it rear-ended a 2005 Chrysler Pacifica, driven by Val Clements, age 55, of Buhl. Chavez-Marquez' vehicle continued southbound and struck the rear hay trailer of two being pulled by 1992 Peterbuilt driven by Jesus Martinez-Chavez, age 32, of Gooding.

Chavez-Marquez was taken by ground ambulance to North Canyon Medical Center in Gooding. Chavez-Marquez was not wearing a seatbelt. Occupants of the other vehicles all were wearing seatbelts. The roadway was blocked for approximately five hours.