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Two Vehicle Injury Crash in Fruitland

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

For Immediate Release: 04/20/2024 2:36 a.m.
Please direct questions to the District Office

Idaho State Police is investigating a two-vehicle injury crash that occurred at 8:58 p.m., on April 19, 2024, northbound US95 at milepost 64.2, in Fruitland.

A Fruitland Police Officer was stationary in a patrol car with the rear warning lights activated on the northbound lane of US95. There was a 27-year-old male of Meridian in custody in the rear seat. A 71-year-old male of New Plymouth was traveling northbound in a 2007 Toyota pickup when it struck the rear of the patrol car.

The 27-year-old male was transported via air ambulance to a local hospital. The Fruitland Police Officer was transported via ground ambulance to a local hospital.

The northbound lane of US95 was blocked for approximately one and a half hours.

This crash remains under investigation by the Idaho State Police.

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