Two-Vehicle Crash on SH37
On Saturday, August 2, 2014, at approximately 1:30 P.M., Idaho State Police investigated a two-vehicle property damage crash on SH37 near milepost 67, in Power County.
Dee Jones, 54, of Burley, ID, was driving west on Cold Creek Road in a 2001 Ford F250 pick-up that was hauling a 2008 Domani trailer. Jones stopped at the intersection of Cold Creek road and SH37. Jones attempted to turn north on SH37, but failed to yield to oncoming traffic.
Jose Ruiz-Villa, 66, of American Falls, ID, was driving north on SH37 in a 2006 Kenworth that was hauling grain. Ruiz-Villa struck the driver's side of Jones' Ford F250. The Ford and trailer went off the roadway and came to rest in a nearby ditch.
The northbound lane of travel was blocked for approximately 3.5 hours.
Both occupants were wearing seatbelts.