Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Multiple Vehicle Crash on I84

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Region 3 Patrol 700 S. Stratford, Meridian 83642
(208) 846-7550
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For Immediate Release: Tuesday, May 10, 2011 8:31 pm
Contact: Cpl. Tulleners

On Tuesday, May 10, 2011, at approximately 2:30 pm, Idaho State Police investigated a multiple vehicle crash westbound on I84 near the Five Mile Overpass.

Rayleyne Zundel, 24 years old of Bend, Oregon, was traveling westbound in a 1970 Volkswagon Beetle when for unknown reasons she collided with a 1989 Dodge Dakota driven by Bobby Meyer, 21 years old, of Boise, Idaho. Meyer's Dodge then hit a 2004 Honda Accord being driven Katlin Kawamura, 20 years old, of Blackfoot, Idaho, and was able to pull over. Christopher Beitia, 49 years old, of Boise, Idaho, was driving a 1987 Freightliner dump truck. Beitia swerved to avoid the other vehicles, overturned, and hit the barrier.
Beitia was transported via ground ambulance to St. Alphonsus Regional Medical Center with non-life threatening injuries. The interstate was partially blocked for approximately 2 hours while crews worked to remove debris.

The crash is under investigation by Cpl. Tulleners. Cpl. Tulleners was assisted at the scene by ISP Sgt. Stauffer, Specialist Uhlenkott, Cpl. Pattis, and Tpr. Cottrell as well as the Ada County Sheriff and Paramedics, Boise Fire Department, and the Idaho Transportation Department.