Thursday, December 21, 2017

*Correction* crash on US30, near Filer, ID

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

For Immediate Release: 12/20/2017 4:50pm
Please direct questions to the District Office

This incident occurred on December 20, 2017 at approximately 12:16 pm.


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On December 17, 2017 at approximately 12:16 pm the Idaho State Police investigated a car versus train crash at US30 and Curry Crossing, near Filer, ID.

Russell Weaver, 82, of Hollister and his passenger Ardith Weaver, 79, of Hollister were driving eastbound on US30 in the right lane in a 1998 Oldsmobile 88. The vehicle was approaching Curry Crossing, where the crossing lights and audible signal were activated. An Eastern Idaho Railroad train, operated by Brennan Lyons, 28, of Jerome was traveling northwest on the train tracks at Curry Crossing. The train was comprised of a locomotive pulling approximately 10 cargo cars. Weaver failed to yield to the signals and the front of the Oldsmobile struck the left side of the locomotive. The train was brought safely to a stop.

Both occupants of the Oldsmobile were wearing seatbelts.

All lanes of the US30 were blocked for approximately an hour and fifteen minutes.

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