Tuesday, October 25, 2011

**UPDATE** Crash on I-84 near Eagle Road slows traffic during morning commute.

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

For Immediate Release: 10/25/2011 10:30 am
Contact: Cpl. J. Vance


On Tuesday, October 25, 2011 at 7:30 am, Idaho State Police investigated a four-vehicle chain reaction crash on eastbound Interstate 84 just prior to the Eagle Road overpass.

Blaine Gibson, 42 of Downey, ID, in a 2010 Kenworth semi-tractor pulling two trailers was traveling east bound when traffic ahead of him stopped. Gibson failed to slow his vehicle enough and collided with a 2006 Toyota Tundra driven by Anthony Newland, age 40 of Meridian. Newland's Toyota then collided with the rear-end of a 2005 Dodge Neon driven by Erik Zizumbo, 30 of Kuna. Zizumbo's vehicle then was pushed into the back of a 1994 Jeep Grand Cherokee driven by Brittany Hafer, age 18 of Meridian.

Newland, Zizumbo, and Zizumbo's three passengers were transported to Saint Alphonsus Regional Medical Center in Boise with non-life threatening injuries.

The two left lanes of eastbound traffic were blocked for a little more than one hour while emergency crews worked to clear the crash scene. This caused an eastbound traffic backup of approximately four miles.

This crash remains under investigation by Cpl. Vance.



At this time, the Idaho State Police is investigating an injury crash on Interstate 84 at milepost 46 near Eagle Road. The two leftmost lanes are currently blocked. More information will be released when it becomes available.