Thursday, August 27, 2020

Two Vehicle Crash in Fruitland Sends One to Hospital

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District 3 Patrol 700 S. Stratford Dr., Meridian, ID 83642 (208) 846-7550
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For Immediate Release: 8/27/2020 at 9:15 a.m.
Please direct questions to the District Office

On August 27, 2020 at approximately 06:40 a.m., Idaho State Police investigated a two-vehicle crash on US95 at milepost 62, in Fruitland.

Riley Clark, 20, of New Plymouth, was driving northbound US95 in a 2008 Kia Optima. Ronald Ekstrand, 39, of Shoshone, was turning eastbound onto NW 2nd Ave. from US 95 in a 2008 Kenworth with a loaded trailer. The Optima struck the semi-trailer, then came to rest in the roadway. The Kenworth continued onto NW 2nd Ave., then came to a stop.

Both drivers were wearing seatbelts. Clark was transported by ground ambulance to St. Luke's Medical Center in Fruitland. Both northbound lanes of travel were blocked for approximately two-and-a-half hours.

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