Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Fatality Crash near New Plymouth

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Region 3 Patrol 700 S. Stratford, Meridian 83642
(208) 846-7550
Fax (208) 846-7520

For Immediate Release: 10/19/11 9:15 pm
Contact: Master Corporal M. Nauman

On Wednesday, October 19, 2011 at approximately 5:30 pm, Idaho State Police investigated a five car injury crash westbound on I84 at milepost 46, just east of Eagle Road. Lindsy McGrew, 16, of Meridian was taking the Eagle exit in her blue Mazda Tribute, behind her was Brittany Archuleta, 26 of Meridian in a teal Nissan Sentra, and behind her was Patricia, Jones, 29 of Boise in a red Pontiac Vibe. As McGrew was slowing for traffic on the off ramp, Archuleta rear ended McGrew, and then Jones rear ended Archuleta, causing Archuleta to strike McGrew a second time. This caused Jones' vehicle to spin to the left in front of Ruben Santos, 46, of Nampa who was driving a Valley Regional Transit bus, striking the front of the bus. Jones' vehicle continued to spin farther to the left and was struck by Connie Stahle, 57, of Melba, who was driving a white Dodge Caravan.

Jones was transported by ground ambulance to Saint Luke's Meridian with unknown injuries. All drivers were wearing their seatbelts and alcohol is not a factor in the crash. The interstate was closed down for approximately two hours until all vehicles were clear.

Master Corporal Nauman was assisted at the scene by Sgt. Cagle, Ada County Deputies and Fire Personnel, Meridian Police Department and Medical Personnel, as well as the Idaho Transportation Department. The crash is still under investigation.