Tuesday, May 3, 2011

2 Vehicle Crash Near Jerome, Idaho

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

For Immediate Release: 05/03/2011 3:30 pm
Contact: Trooper Chris Pohanka

On May 3rd, 2011 at 7:15 am, Trooper Chris Pohanka investigated an injury crash involving a Commercial Vehicle and a sedan on Eastbound I84 at milepost 172. A 2002 Volkswagen Passat, driven by David Lillard, 22 of Boise, Idaho, collided with the rear of the Semi, a 2009 Peterbilt, driven by Raul Gonzalez, 59 of Denver, Colorado, as it merged onto the Interstate from the rest area. The Volkswagen was briefly pinned under the Semi's safety bumper and the right lane was blocked for approximately 3 hours while crews investigated.

David Lillard and his passenger Stormie Todd, age 20 of Nampa, Idaho, were transported to St. Benedicts Hospital with minor injuries. David Lillard was arrested and charged with Inattentive Driving, Possession of Controlled Substance, Possession of Paraphernalia, and Open Container.

The crash was investigated by Trooper Pohanka with assistance from Trooper Faller, Jerome County Sheriff's Office, and Jerome County Paramedics.