Monday, September 5, 2016

Injury Crash On US95 North of Parma

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District 3 Patrol 700 S. Stratford Dr., Meridian 83642
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For Immediate Release: 09/05/2016 4pm
Please direct questions to the District Office

On Monday, September 5, 2016, at 10:58 am, Idaho State Police investigated an injury crash northbound on US95 at mile marker 51.5, north of Parma.

Manuel H. Valero Jr., 76, of Nyssa, OR, was driving at a slow speed on the southbound shoulder of the roadway in a 1998 Ford Ranger. Valero Jr. made a left turn in front of a 2003 Dodge R2500 pulling a 2005 Interstate Inc. trailer, being driven by Paul D. Page, 47, of Wilder, also traveling southbound on US95. Page drove into the northbound lanes in an attempt to avoid a collision; however, Valero Jr.'s vehicle struck Page's trailer.

Valero Jr. was transported by ground ambulance to St. Alphonsus Regional Medical Center in Ontario, OR. Page, as well as a passenger in the Ranger, Roberto A. Viera, 55, of Nyssa, OR, were not transported. All occupants were wearing seatbelts.

The northbound lane of US95 was blocked for one and half hours while the scene was cleared.