Two-vehicle Crash Takes the Life of a Gooding Man

2013-01-20T02:15:00Z Two-vehicle Crash Takes the Life of a Gooding Man Twin Falls Times-News
January 20, 2013 2:15 am

WENDELL • One man is dead after a two-vehicle crash that happened Friday afternoon about two miles north of Wendell.

Idaho State Police, which investigated the crash at 4:42 p.m., said Joaquin Figueiredo, 65, of Gooding was traveling north on State Highway 46 in a 2003 Dodge van when he went off the road, hitting a guard rail. Figueiredo then came back across the northbound lane and into the southbound lane, hitting head-on Joseph Melguin, 45, of Gooding, who was traveling south in a 1992 Chevy pickup truck.

Melguin was ejected from the vehicle and died at the scene, according to ISP. Figueiredo was extricated from his vehicle and transported to North Canyon Medical Center.

Highway 46 was blocked for more than three hours while the crash was cleaned up.

The incident is still under investigation.

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