Tuesday, October 18, 2016

ISP investigates two-vehicle crash near Caldwell

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District 3 Patrol 700 S. Stratford Dr., Meridian 83642
(208) 846-7550
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For Immediate Release: 10/19/16 - 12:30 a.m.
Please direct questions to the District Office

On Tuesday, October 18, 2016, at approximately 6:43 p.m., Idaho State Police investigated a two-vehicle crash in Canyon County.

Joseph Upchurch, age 35, of Nampa, was driving a 1997 Ford Taurus eastbound on US Highway 20/26 near the intersection of Farmway Road, near Caldwell. Upchurch crossed the center line and collided head-on with a 2002 Chevrolet Impala driven by Jorge Ruiz, age 38, of Nyssa, Oregon. Upchurch's vehicle then rolled and came to rest off of the north side of the road.

Upchurch was wearing a seat belt and transported to West Valley Medical Center in Caldwell; Ruiz was not transported. The highway was blocked, and traffic diverted onto county roads, for approximately two hours while crews worked to clear the scene.

This crash remains under investigation by the Idaho State Police.