Thursday, January 26, 2012

Six Vehicle Crash on I184

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

For Immediate Release: 01/26/12 02:01 p.m.
Contact: Corporal Thompson

On January 26, 2012, at approximately 8:53 a.m., Idaho State Police responded to a six vehicle minor injury crash, eastbound I184 at milepost 1.5 just east of the Franklin exit. Lillian Hale, 42 of Caldwell, was traveling eastbound on I184 in a white Volvo V70 when she had to stop for traffic due to a crash further ahead around milepost 3. Christina Sipher, 22 of Meridian, was unable to stop her white Ford Ranger and rear ended Hale. Jerry Hughes, 44 of Nampa, was driving a black Jeep Wrangler and rear ended Sipher. Jackie Burgess, 68 of Meridian, collided with Hughes causing the black Jeep to spin in to the left lane. Burgess was driving a grey Lincoln Town. Pamela Halvorson, 64 of Meridian, was traveling in her grey Saturn Ion and side swiped Burgess's grey Lincoln Town and collided with the black Jeep as well. Alanna Moore, 29 of Nampa, was in the left most lane when she struck the black Jeep as it spun in front of her. Moore was driving a grey Toyota Prius.

All parties involved where were wearing their seatbelts at the time of the crash. Burgess and Halvorson were transported by ground ambulance to St Alphonsus Regional Medical Center for minor injuries. Moore is pregnant and was transported as a precaution. At the time of the crash it was raining and the road was wet.

Eastbound I184 was blocked for approximately an hour due to the investigation. Lanes were opened at 10:15 a.m. This crash is still under investigation by Corporal Thompson, with assistance from Corporal Chase, Sergeant Duggan, Sr. Specialist Uhlenkott, Master Corporal Eller, Corporal Vance, Boise Police Department, Fire and EMS.