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Car Crashes Into Fire Truck Near Boise

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By Paul Johnson

Boise, Idaho ( KMVT-TV / KTWT-TV) - A morning traffic accident near Boise sent a Hailey resident to the hospital. Idaho State Police say that at about 8:06am, while on call, a Boise fire engine was struck in the rear by a vehicle driven by Gwen V. Thompson, 50 of Hailey. Thompson was traveling west in the right lane, approaching the crash, in a 2000 Subaru Impreza. Shawn R. Rebholz, 44, of Boise, Idaho, was traveling west in the left lane next to Thomspon, in a 2005 Chevy 2500 pickup. Due to the fog, there was low visibility and Thompson was unable to stop before crashing into the parked Boise Fire engine. After crashing into the fire engine, Thompson's vehicle struck Rebholz's vehicle.

Thompson was transported by ground ambulance to St. Luke's Medical Center.

Lanes were blocked for approximately two hours.
The fire engine had responded to a previous roll-over crash in the same area.


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