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IDAHO STATE POLICE NEWS RELEASE
District 3 Patrol 700 S. Stratford Dr., Meridian 83642
Fax (208) 846-7520
For Immediate Release: 02/17/2013 1:30 a.m.
Please direct questions to the District Office
On Saturday, February 16, 2013, at 9:56 p.m., Idaho State Police investigated an injury crash at 1577 Vanderdasson Road in Emmett.
Wesley S. Russell, 17 years old, of Emmett, was traveling west on Vanderdasson Road in a 1997 Ford F150 pickup. Russell failed to negotiate a turn with suggested speeds of 30 miles per hour, and went off the roadway, hitting a telephone pole. The wires from the pole caught on his truck and flipped it onto its top into some trees. Russell was treated and released on scene for his injuries.
It has been determined that Russell was texting at the time of the crash, and speeds were estimated between 50 to 55 miles per hour. Russell was wearing a seatbelt and the airbags were deployed. He has been cited for reckless driving.
Idaho Power is currently working on replacing the pole, but it could be a several hours before the lanes are fully open and power is restored to the area.
Spot what you think might be an impaired driver? Use the Idaho State Police REDDI (Report Every Drunk Driver Immediately) hotline. Dial *477 from your cell phone anywhere in Idaho.