Monday, March 9, 2020

Two-Vehicle Injury Crash on State Highway 34, North of Soda Springs

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Idaho State Police
District 5 5255 S. 5th Avenue, Suite 1
Pocatello, Idaho 83204
(208) 239-9800 FAX: (208) 239-9885

For Immediate Release: 03/09/2020 4:14 p.m.
Please direct questions to the District Office

On March 9, 2020, at 11:56 AM, Idaho State Police investigated a two-vehicle injury crash on State Highway 34 near milepost 107, north of Soda Springs, ID.

Javier Mendez, 53, and passenger Veronica Mendez, 53, both of Las Vegas, NV, were travelling southbound on State Highway 34 in a 2019 Chevrolet Traverse. Brian Muir, 64, of Wayan, ID, was travelling northbound on State Highway 34 in a Idaho Transportation Department snow plow. The Chevrolet Traverse crossed the center line into oncoming traffic and struck the snow plow head-on.

Veronica Mendez was transported by ground ambulance to Caribou Memorial Hospital in Soda Springs. All occupants were wearing seatbelts. The roadway was blocked for approximately 2 hours.

This crash is under investigation by Idaho State Police. Idaho State Police was assisted by Caribou County Sheriff's Office and Caribou County EMS.

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