5 adults, 2 children hurt in Caldwell crash

CALDWELL -- Seven people were injured Thursday when a pickup and a minivan collided in a Caldwell intersection.

The crash happened at 7:42 p.m. at the intersection of Farmway Road and U.S. Highway 20.

Idaho State Police say 34-year-old Allene King was headed east on the highway when she tried to make a left turn across traffic onto Farmway Road.

Police say King's minivan turned directly in front of a westbound pickup driven by 36-year-old Jesus Rodriguez of Homedale. Rodriguez was unable to stop in time, and smashed in to the turning van.

King and her passengers - 24-year-old Harley Elsie of Caldwell, 34-year-old Timothy Adams of Sandpoint and a 2-year-old child - were taken by ambulanceto Saint Alphonsus Regional Medical Center in Boise.

Rodriguez, 37-year-old Hilda Jiminez, and a 4-year-old were transported to West Valley Medical Center.

Police say the adults in King's minivan were not wearing seatbelts, althought the toddler was restrained in a safety seat. Everyone in Rodriguez' pickup was buckled in.

The crash blocked the highway for about two hours while police investigated.
 

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