Friday, August 13, 2010

Update to Fatality Crash Eastbound I84 at milepost 120 near Glenns Ferry

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Region 3 Patrol 700 S. Stratford, Meridian 83642
(208) 846-7550
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For Immediate Release: 08/13/2010 2:00 pm
Contact: Sgt. Stauffer

Follow-up Press Release to Fatal Crash on I84 at milepost 120 that occurred on August 12, 2010 at approximately 8:49 pm.

After further investigation, an arrest warrant was obtained for Eusebio Jacobo Pineda, 45, charging him with four counts of Felony Vehicular Manslaughter. Pineda will be taken into custody by the Idaho State Police as soon as he is medically cleared. He will be transported to the Elmore County Jail to await an initial appearance before a magistrate. Pineda's bond was set at $250,000.00.

Alcohol is a contributing factor in the crash; however Pineda's blood alcohol content is pending final analysis.

Because of numerous media requests, there will be a press conference held today at 3:00 pm in the Idaho State Police Region 3 Multi-purpose Room. Limited information will be available, along with a short question/answer session. Any media wishing to attend should be present at this time. No further press releases are scheduled at this time.


For Immediate Release: 08/13/2010 4:31 am
Contact: Trooper Ivey
On Thursday, August 12, 2010 at approximately 8:49 pm, Idaho State Police investigated a fatal crash EB I84@120, near Glenns Ferry. Eusebio Jacobo Pineda, 45 of Wendell, was driving a 2001 Ford F150 pickup and was traveling eastbound in the westbound lanes into oncoming traffic. Amado Herrera, 48 of S El Monte, Ca, was driving a 2010 Mazda 4 door and was traveling in the fast lane westbound at milepost 120. Jacobo Pineda collided head on with Herrera and three family members. Amado Herrera and his three passengers died instantly upon impact. Herrera's passengers were Luz Herrera, unk age and Ivett Herrera, 18 year old female and Antoni Herrera, 9 year old male of S El Monte, Ca. Jacobo Pineda's vehicle rolled after impact with Herrera's vehicle. The westbound lanes were blocked for approximately 4 hours and traffic was diverted. Jacobo Pineda was transported by air ambulance to St. Alphonsus Regional Medical Center in Boise with non life threatening injuries. Herrera and his passengers were wearing their seatbelts at the time of the crash. It is unknown at this time whether Jacobo Pineda was wearing a seatbelt.

The crash is still under investigation by Trooper Ivey, with the assistance of Senior Trooper Carmack, Senior Trooper Szeles, Trooper Coleman and Trooper Hurley. Elmore County deputies and EMS Personnel and Idaho Transportation Department assisted with the crash.