Pedestrian injured by semi-truck hauling hay at Wendell intersection

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On January 7, 2019, at 4:03 p.m., the Idaho State Police investigated an injury crash at East Main Street and North Idaho Street in Wendell, Idaho.

A juvenile pedestrian was walking southbound on the west side of Idaho Street when they attempted to the crosswalk to cross Main Street. Trevor Eldredge, 26, of Saint Anthony, was southbound on Idaho Street in a 1995 Peterbuilt tractor pulling triple hay trailers. Eldredge was making a right turn onto E Main Street from N Idaho Street when he struck the juvenile pedestrian in the cross walk.

The juvenile was transported by air ambulance to St. Alphonsus Regional Medical Center in Boise. The intersection was blocked for approximately 2 hours.

The Idaho State Police was assisted by the Gooding County Sheriffs Office and the Idaho Transportation Department.

This crash is under investigation by the Idaho State Police.

ORIGINAL STORY: First responders are on-scene of a pedestrian vs. a commercial hay crash truck in Wendell.

ISP Sgt. Keith Thompson told a KMVT reporter on scene that a juvenile was injured and taken by air ambulance to a hospital.

The crash occurred a little after 4 p.m. at the intersection of South Idaho and West Main streets. The extent of injuries is not yet known.

As of 8 p.m. all lanes are now open.

The Wendell Police Department, Gooding County Sheriff’s Office, Idaho State Police, the Wendell Quick Response Unit, Wendell Fire Department and Air St. Luke’s responded to the scene, according to Southern Idaho Regional Communications.

The Gooding County Sheriff’s Office said the case is being turned over to the Idaho State Police to investigate.

KMVT will have more information when it becomes available.

Image courtesy Alisa Shisler
Image courtesy Alisa Shisler

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