Friday, July 21, 2017

One vehicle crash on River Road near Buhl

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District 4 Patrol 218 West Yakima, Jerome, ID 83338-5904 (208) 324-6000
Fax (208) 324-7897

For Immediate Release: 7/21/2017 5:48 a.m.
Please direct questions to the District Office

On Thursday, July 20, 2017 at approximately 10:43 p.m., Idaho State Police investigated a single-vehicle crash on River Road at Silver Creek Road, off SH46 near Buhl.

Teodoro Garza, 34, of Twin Falls, was eastbound on River Road in a 1993 Honda Accord. Tony Tellez, 37, of Buhl, and Heraclio Garza Nevarez, 22, of Buhl, were passengers in the vehicle. Garza failed to negotiate a curve and went off the right shoulder, where the Honda hit a fence and then a tree. It came to rest in the eastbound lane of travel.

Garza and Tellez were wearing their seatbelts; Garza Nevarez was not. Garza Nevarez was transported to St. Alphonsus Regional Medical Center in Boise by air ambulance. The road was blocked for approximately 5 hours while crews worked to clear the scene.

The crash is under investigation by the Idaho State Police. They were assisted at the scene by Twin Falls County Sheriff's Office and the Buhl Police Department.