CANYON COUNTY – Idaho State Police say a male driver suffered what appear to be life-threatening injuries after running a stop sign and colliding with a potato truck at a Canyon County intersection this morning.
The accident happened just before 8 a.m. at the intersection of Farmway and Ustick roads.
Police say the 51-year-old Tommy Gilmore of Kuna was southbound on Farmway Road in a 2013 Kenworth semi truck hauling frozen potatoes. The truck hit a white 1993 Nissan Maxima that was westbound on Ustick Road.
Police say the male driver of the Nissan failed to stop at the stop sign. The car was hit on the passenger side. The driver was not wearing a seatbelt and suffered what appear to be life-threatening injuries. He was taken by ambulance to Saint Alphonsus Regional Medical Center in Boise.
After impact, the semi truck continued through a guardrail, down an embankment and then rolled on its side. Police say Gilmore was wearing a seatbelt and was not injured in the crash.
Police have not released the name of the driver of the Nissan. They are currently trying to reach his family.