Ada County Sheriff: Driver who caused head-on crash that sent 2 to hospital unaware of collision

newsroom@idahostatesman.comFebruary 25, 2014 

A third vehicle was involved in this crash on State Street.

PROVIDED BY ADA COUNTY SHERIFF'S OFFICE

A Treasure Valley motorist who witnesses said caused a head-on collision on State Street Monday afternoon has been cited in connection with the crash, according to the Ada County Sheriff's Office. Two people were transported to the hospital with moderate injuries.

The driver left the crash scene. But investigators say Gregory Kiester, 51, was unaware of the collision that occurred. He was cited for unsafe lane change and expired registration.

The crash occurred on State Street between Bogart Lane and North Roe Street. The sheriff's office says Kiester was headed east on State Street and passed a vehicle in front of him in an unsafe manner; the car that was passed swerved into oncoming traffic to miss Kiester's car. That vehicle slammed head-on into another vehicle headed west.

The westbound lanes of State Street were shut down after the crash.

Investigators said only one of the drivers involved in the head-on collision was wearing a seatbelt.

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