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District 4 Patrol 218 West Yakima, Jerome, ID 83338-5904 (208) 324-6000
Fax (208) 324-7897

For Immediate Release: 6/9/2019 3:09 p.m.
Please direct questions to the District Office

** Final Update **

Maryann Steiner succumbed to her injuries. Next of kin of has been notified.


***End of Update***

On June 7th, 2019 at approximately 6:00 p.m. Idaho State Police investigated a multiple-vehicle injury crash at the intersection of Blue Lakes Boulevard and Heyburn Avenue, in Twin Falls.

Cedric Mitchell, 34, of Twin Falls, was driving westbound on Heyburn Ave., in a 2007 GMC Sierra 1500. Dwayne Steiner, 59, and his passenger Maryann Steiner, 60, of Twin Falls, were stopped westbound on Heyburn Ave. at the intersection of Blue Lakes Blvd., in a 1997 Dodge 1500. Arturo Leon Avila, 58, of Twin Falls, was driving northbound on Blue Lakes Blvd., in a 2016 Nissan Frontier, with passenger Lilia Leon-Vega, 51, of Twin Falls, as well as two juveniles. Harley Gridley, 25, of Belgrade, Montana, and passenger Michael Fischkelta, 27, of Jerome, were also driving southbound in a 2005 Ford Mustang.

Mitchell rear-ended the Dodge 1500, which was pushed into the intersection where it struck the Nissan Frontier. All three vehicles collided with the Ford Mustang.

Mitchell was transported via air ambulance to Saint Alphonsus Regional Medical Center in Boise. Dwayne and Maryann Steiner, as well as Arturo Avila, Lilia Leon-Vega, and one juvenile were transported by ground ambulance to St. Luke's Magic Valley Regional Medical Center in Twin Falls.

All lanes of travel were blocked for approximately four hours.

Idaho State Police was assisted by Twin Falls Police Department, Twin Falls Fire Department, and Magic Valley Paramedics.

This crash is under investigation by the Idaho State Police.


** End of Update **

All lanes are back open at this time.

**End Update**

Idaho State Police is currently investigating an injury crash involving multiple vehicles on Blue Lakes Blvd. at Heyburn Ave. in Twin Falls City. Presently, all traffic on Blue Lakes Blvd. is being blocked from Filer Ave. to Heyburn Ave.
Motorists are encouraged to avoid the area if possible.