Pickup tries to pass turning semi-truck, rolls on US-26 east of Gooding

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JEROME, Idaho (KMVT/KSVT) — Three people were taken to an area hospital after the pickup truck they were in rolled after attempting to pass a turning semi-truck.

Idaho State Police said a Twin Falls truck driver was driving westbound on U.S. Highway 26, a few miles east of Gooding. The driver, Allan Dover, 43, was slowing down to make a left-hand turn on 2100 East. The pickup truck, driven by Ronny Livia, 38, of Shoshone was traveling behind an SUV that we behind the semi-truck.

ISP was notified of the crash at about 10:20 a.m. They said Livia tried to pass both the SUV and semi. The semi-truck struck the rear passenger corner if the pickup, causing it to roll onto the shoulder.

Livia and two children were taken by private vehicle to North Canyon Medical Center in Gooding. The occupants in all vehicles wore seat belts. Both lanes of US-26 were blocked for one and a half hours.

ISP is investigating the crash. Gooding County Sheriff’s office and the Gooding Fire County Department.

The condition of the occupants who went to the hospital was not released.

INITIAL STORY:
A crash blocked both lanes of travel for a time on U.S. Highway 26 east of Gooding.

Idaho State Police is investigating the crash that occurred during the the 10 o'click hour Friday morning. ISP said lanes were reopened about noon. The agency sent out a news release saying both lanes are blocked about two miles east of the US-26 and State Highway 46 junction.

ISP will release more information when it becomes available. Check back for details.



 
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