81-year-old Middleton man injured in head-on crash near Star

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81-year-old Middleton man injured in head-on crash near Star

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by KTVB.COM

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Posted on October 7, 2013 at 8:42 AM

Updated Monday, Oct 7 at 4:50 PM

Crash near Star

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STAR, Idaho -- An 81-year-old Middleton man has been cited for inattentive driving after deputies say he drove his car the wrong way on Highway 44 this morning and collided with a pickup truck near Star.

The crash happened just after 7 a.m. near the intersection of Highway 44 and Can-Ada Road.

According to the Ada County Sheriff's Office, James Syme was driving a Buick sedan westbound in the eastbound lane of the highway when his car collided head-on with an eastbound pickup.

An eastbound Jeep then rear-ended the pickup.

Syme was to taken a local hospital for treatment of serious, but not life-threatening injuries.

No one in the pickup or Jeep was hurt in the crash.

Two tow trucks were needed to separate the pickup and sedan.

The intersection of Can-Ada Road and Highway 44 was temporarily closed while authorities investigated.

Deputies are still trying to determine why Syme drove into oncoming traffic.

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