Thursday, November 7, 2019

Fatality Crash Northbound US95 near Milepost 79.5 in Washington County

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District 3 Patrol 700 S. Stratford Dr., Meridian 83642
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For Immediate Release: 11/07/2019 9:37 p.m.
Please direct questions to the District Office

On November 5, 2019, at approximately 5:59 p.m., the Idaho State Police investigated an injury crash on US95 near milepost 79.5 in Washington County.

Ismael Juarez, 48, of Mexico, was traveling northbound in a John Deere tractor pulling a farm implement. Julie S. Walker, 48, and her passenger June M. Smith, 67, both of Weiser, were traveling northbound on US95 in a 1995 Volvo sedan when their vehicle struck the rear end of the farm implement. The Volvo then came to rest in a field.

The northbound lanes were blocked for approximately two hours and forty-eight minutes. Walker and Smith were not wearing seatbelts.

Walker was transported by ground ambulance to Weiser Memorial hospital. Smith was transported by air ambulance to Saint Alphonsus Regional Medical Center in Boise, where she would later succumb to her injuries.

The Idaho State Police were assisted by the Washington County Sheriff's Office in this investigation.

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