Idaho: State police suspect booze cause of serious injuries in crash of truck pulling boat; passenger ejected and run over by boat

According to police, on Tuesday, June 14, 2011 at 10:20 p.m., Idaho State Police investigated a serious injury crash on US Highway 95 at milepost 79.7, near Day Road in Weiser, ID. Ronald D. Worthington, age 64 of Burley, was driving a 1998 Dodge Ram pickup pulling a boat and trailer southbound on US Highway 95 when he lost control. Worthington left the roadway on the east side, causing the pickup to roll.
Worthington’s passenger, John A. Morrison, age 42 of Loretto, PA, was ejected from the pickup and injured by the boat trailer. Morrison was air lifted to St. Alphonsus Regional Medical Center in Boise with serious injuries. Worthington, who was wearing a seatbelt, was transported to Weiser Memorial where he was treated and released with minor injuries. Morrison was not wearing a seatbelt at the time of crash. Alcohol is believed to be a factor. The crash is still under investigation by Sr. Trooper Sharp. He was assisted by Master Corporal Nauman and Trooper Cottrell along with Washington County Deputies, Washington County Paramedics, and Weiser Police Department.