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Twin Falls Man Involved In Head On Collision With Ambulance

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By Paul Johnson

Indian Valley, Idaho ( KMVT-TV / KTWT-TV ) - Tuesday afternoon at about 1:19pm, the Idaho State Police were called to the scene of a two vehicle injury crash on U.S. Highway 95, milepost 121, near Indian Valley.
Samuel McCartney, 36, of Twin Falls swerved to miss a vehicle that was yielding to an oncoming ambulance with emergency lights on. Charles Penniger, 66 of Council was southbound on U.S. 95 driving the Council Ambulance. He was in the driver of the ambulance, transporting a patient to the Weiser Memorial Hospital. Penniger and the patient in the ambulance were transported by another ambulance to the Weiser hospital. Two other people that were in the back of the ambulance at the time assisting with the patient were taken to St. Alphonsus in Boise by Air Ambulance.
The road was completely closed for about 5 hours while authorities conducted their investigation which still under investigation.


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