Wednesday, August 18, 2010

2 injured in crash near Carey

Eastern Idaho victims treated and released at St. Luke’s

Express Staff Writer

Two eastern Idaho residents were treated and released at St. Luke's Wood River Medical Center following a single-vehicle accident shortly before noon Saturday near Carey.

The Blaine County Sheriff's Office identified the victims as 47-year-old Kimberly Dodge of Idaho Falls and 24-year-old Ashley Ibarra of Shelley. They were passengers in a 2006 white Dodge van driven by Dodge's husband, 51-year-old Kenneth Dodge, also of Idaho Falls.

Sheriff's Lt. Jay Davis said the Dodges and Ibarra were members of a band traveling from Idaho Falls to Boise when the accident happened. The name of the band was not listed on the accident report.

Davis said the accident occurred just after 11:45 a.m. on U.S. Highway 26 about 1.5 miles northeast of Carey. He said Kenneth Dodge was driving westbound when he apparently fell asleep. He said the vehicle left the roadway, skidded through a barrow ditch and momentarily went airborne after crossing a driveway. The vehicle then collided with a power pole.

According to the accident report, no citation was issued.

Davis described the injuries to Kimberly Dodge and Ibarra as "very minor." They were taken to the hospital as a precautionary measure by Wood River Fire and Rescue ambulance.

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