IDAHO STATE POLICE NEWS RELEASE
District 3 Patrol 700 S. Stratford Dr., Meridian 83642
Fax (208) 846-7520
For Immediate Release: January 11, 2015 9:00 p.m.
Please direct questions to the District Office
On January 11, 2015, at approximately 4:50 pm, the Idaho State Police investigated a two-vehicle, injury crash at the intersection of Highway 52 and Highway 16 in Emmett.
Katie Ruth, 25, of Weiser, was driving a 2002 Mazda 626 eastbound on Highway 52. Sergey Sikorsky, 59, of Emmett, was driving a 1998 Subaru Legacy westbound on highway 52. Ruth was in the left turn lane turning into a parking lot, failed to yield to oncoming traffic and was struck by the Subaru.
Ruth and her two juvenile passengers were transported via ground ambulance to Walter Knox Memorial Hospital in Emmett. Sikorsky and his passenger, Natalya Sikorsky, 60, also of Emmett, were transported via ground ambulance to St. Alphonsus Regional Medical Center in Boise.
Ruth and her passengers were all wearing safety restraints; it is unknown at this time if Sikorsky and his passenger were wearing seatbelts.
Highway 52 was partly blocked for about an hour and a half while crews worked to clear the scene. The crash is under investigation by the Idaho State Police.