Two hurt after car strikes dump truck head-on in Caldwell

September 27, 2013 

— Two people were hospitalized when a Nampa woman’s car collided with a dump truck Thursday afternoon.

Idaho State Police say that 33-year-old Julie Israelsen of Nampa was driving west on Locust Lane near Perch Road when she veered into oncoming traffic, striking the dump truck head-on. The dump truck, driven by 60-year-old Benjamin Holt of Caldwell, went off the road, through a ditch and into a nearby field.

Israelsen’s car spun, coming to rest in the middle of both lanes. Israelsen was taken by helicopter to Saint Alphonsus Medical Center in Boise. A passenger in the dump truck was also transported to West Valley Medical Center in Caldwell.

Holt was uninjured, police said. All three were wearing seatbelts.

Locust Lane was closed for about two hours after the crash. The wreck remains under investigation.

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