Kimberly police officer taken to hospital after U.S. 30 crash

Kimberly police officer taken to hospital after U.S. 30 crash

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Kimberly police crash

Multiple agencies respond to a Kimberly Police vehicle crash Monday, Dec. 9, 2019, along U.S. Highway 30 in Twin Falls.

KIMBERLY — A Kimberly-Hansen police officer was sent to the hospital after his patrol vehicle collided with a car that failed to yield at a stop sign, Idaho State Police said.

Hope Johnson, 20, of Twin Falls, was going south on 3400 East at 3:42 p.m. Monday and stopped at the stop sign at U.S. Highway 30, ISP said in a statement. Johnson then failed to yield, entered the intersection and collided with Officer Tyson Damron's 2014 Ford Taurus patrol vehicle.

Both vehicles came to rest on the south shoulder of eastbound U.S. 30.

Johnson was wearing a seat belt and was not taken to a hospital. Damron was not wearing a seat belt and was taken by ambulance to St. Luke's Magic Valley Medical Center.

The eastbound lanes of U.S. 30 were blocked for about two hours.

Damron is "doing well," the Kimberly-Hansen Police Department said in a Tuesday morning Facebook post, adding that it hopes the Idaho Transportation Department puts a stoplight at the intersection, known as Layne Pump Corner.


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