Saturday, September 12, 2009

Multi-Vehicle Crash Blocks Left Lane I84@39

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Region 3 Patrol 700 S. Stratford, Meridian 83642
(208) 846-7550
Fax (208) 846-7520
For Immediate Release: 09-12-09 9:30pm
Contact: Sgt Dye

On Saturday, September 12, 2009, at 5:15pm, a six vehicle crash occurred Eastbound on Interstate 84 just east of the Garrity exit. While driving eastbound, Gabriel Shippy, age 32 from New Plymouth, ran into the back of Jennilynn Garner, 27 from Caldwell. Garner then hit the car in front of her causing a chain reaction with the four vehicles directly in front of her. Shippy was then hit from behind by Eric Francis, 27 from Nampa, who was unable to stop in time when Shippy hit Garner. The other subjects involved were Jodee Arpke, 27 from Caldwell, Larry Peterson, 56 from Caldwell, and Lillian Maresca, 63 from Boise. The left lane was closed for two hours while officers investigated the crash and vehicles were removed from the scene. None of the persons involved was injured and seat belts were worn by all. The crash is being investigated by Sgt. Dye.

A multi-vehicle crash has blocked the left lane of travel on the interestate, eastbound at milemarker 39. The right lane is open, but traffic is moving slowly. Please use caution if traveling in this area. We will advise of further updates as we get them.