Wednesday, November 1, 2017

Final Update-Crash Blocking Southbound SH55 near Milepost 13

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

For Immediate Release: 11/01/17 3:00 A.M.
Please direct questions to the District Office

***Final Update***

On October 31, 2017, at approximately 4:57 p.m., the Idaho State Police investigated a two-vehicle injury crash on State Highway 55/Karcher Road and Celeste Ave in Canyon County. Melissa Book, 33, of Nampa, was traveling southbound on Celeste Avenue in a 2005 Honda Pilot when she came to the intersection of Celeste Avenue and State Highway 55. Traffic was stopped on State Highway 55 when Book saw a gap in traffic and proceeded to turn east onto State Highway 55. Karla Lucas, 30, of Meridian, was traveling eastbound on State Highway 55 in a 2011 Mazda Mz3 when her vehicle was struck by Book's vehicle.

Lucas and a juvenile passenger were transported by ground ambulance to Saint Alphonsus Regional Medical Center in Boise. Lucas and her two juvenile passengers were not wearing seatbelts. Lucas'ss passenger Ricky Lemmons, 63, of Hagerman, and Book, were wearing seatbelts and were not injured.

This crash is under investigation by the Idaho State Police.


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***** Update *****

All lanes of travel are open.


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Idaho State police is investigating a two vehicle crash southbound State Highway 55 near milepost 13, west of S Florida Ave. The northbound lane is currently blocked. Updates will be released as they become available.

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