Trooper escorting Capitol Christmas Tree injured in crash

BOISE - An Idaho State Police trooper was injured in a crash while escorting the U.S. Capitol Christmas Tree from Valley County to Boise Sunday afternoon.

The crash happened at about 12:20 p.m. on Idaho 55, just south of Banks.

According to ISP, Trooper Brandalyn Crapo was leading the official escort when a Dodge pickup truck crossed the center line and collided with Crapo's patrol car. A photo provided by ISP shows extensive damage to the front and side of the patrol car.

Crapo was flown to Saint Alphonsus Regional Medical Center in Boise where she was treated for minor injuries.


The driver of the truck, identified as 49-year-old Michael Shields, of Boise, was treated for injuries at the scene, police said.

The Semi truck hauling the 80-foot Capitol Christmas Tree, which was harvested outside of McCall on Wednesday, was not involved in the crash.

The Boise County Sheriff's Office is investigating the crash.

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