FILER, Idaho (KLIX) – Twin Falls County emergency crews responded to a single-vehicle rollover on Saturday night in which one person went to the hospital with serious injuries after the pickup he was driving rolled into a canal. 

Twin Falls County deputies responded a little before 8 p.m. at 2440 East 3700 North, where a pickup truck had come to rest on its side in a canal. The pickup’s camper shell had come off and was lying on the road when deputies arrived at the scene.

According to the sheriff’s office, which released information about the incident on Monday afternoon, crews had to extricate 49-year-old Twin Falls resident Ramiro Gayton from the 1999 Ford F150 pickup. He wasn’t removed from the vehicle until close to 10:30 p.m.  and then was taken by ground ambulance to Portneuf Medical Center with serious injuries.

Gayton was driving eastbound on 3700 North when he lost control of the vehicle on the icy road, crossed the center line, drove over the guard rail and rolled into the canal. The sheriff’s office says, besides icy road conditions, alcohol and speed may be contributing factors in the rollover.

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