Idaho State Police
District 6 1540 Foote Dr.
Idaho Falls, Idaho 83402-1828
(208) 525-7377 FAX: (208) 525-7294
For Immediate Release: 07/11/12 10:10 p.m.
Please direct questions to the District Office
On July 11, 2012, at approximately 4:00 pm, Idaho State Police investigated an injury crash on State Highway 33 at milepost 149, in Victor, Idaho. John McLaren, age 16, of Driggs, Idaho, was driving north on State Highway 33 in a 2001 Dodge pickup. Robert Davis, age 74, of Victor, Idaho, was driving south on State Highway 33 in a 1992 Kenworth commercial vehicle. For unknown reasons, McLaren's pickup crossed the center line and struck Davis' commercial vehicle. The impact caused Davis' vehicle to burst into flames.
Also in McLaren's vehicle were minor passengers Ritchie McLaren and Hunter McLaren. All subjects were transported by ground ambulance to Teton Valley Hospital in Driggs, Idaho. John and Ritchie McLaren were treated and released. Davis was transferred by air ambulance to the University of Utah Burn Center in Salt Lake City, Utah.
It is unknown whether all subjects were wearing seatbelts. Alcohol is not believed to be a factor in this crash. The crash investigation is continuing.
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.
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