Wednesday, April 4, 2012

Minor Injury Crash on Interstate 84 Near Nampa

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

For Immediate Release: 04/04/2012 1:00 p.m.
Contact: Corporal Pattis

On April 4, 2012, at approximately 7:44 a.m., Idaho State Police investigated a minor injury crash in the median outside of Nampa on Interstate 84.
Brian A. Pokorney, 36 years old, of Caldwell, Idaho, was driving a 2004 Dodge Pickup when an extension ladder fell out of the back of his truck onto the Interstate near mile post 35 going west.

Mark M. Olsen, 50 years old, of Nampa , Idaho, driving a Chevrolet Suburban, pulled over to retrieve the ladder. Before exiting , his vehicle was side swiped by a semi driven by David L. Mickey, 42 of Lamar, Colorado, who was trying to avoid the ladder as well.

Both the semi and the suburban ended up in the median with the front of the semi partially blocking a lane on the east side for about two hours.
No serious injuries were reported and everyone was wearing their seatbelts. Pokorney was cited for having an unsecured load.

This crash is under investigation by Idaho State Police Corporal Pattis, who was assisted by Sergeant Cagle, Trooper Walker, and Commercial Vehicle Specialist Bailey.