Boise & Garden City

Sleepy driver hits power pole near Horseshoe Bend, 2 hurt

Idaho State Police are investigating a Friday morning crash that injured two people just north of Horseshoe Bend on Idaho 55.

The young female behind the wheel was driving south about 8:30 a.m. when she fell asleep, drove off the road and hit a power pole.

The driver and her passenger were both taken to Saint Alphonsus Regional Medical Center in Boise. Their names and conditions were not available Friday night.

ISP reports that a log truck driver, Bernard Thomas of Boise, tried to prevent the crash by trying to getting the driver's attention, then stopped to render aid.

The crash caused a power outage in the area.

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