Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Crash blocking eastbound traffic near Bliss ** Lanes Open **

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District 4 Patrol 218 West Yakima, Jerome, ID 83338-5904 (208) 324-6000
Fax (208) 324-7897

For Immediate Release: 11/27/2012 6:15 p.m.
Please direct questions to the District Office

Lanes were cleared at approximately 3:40 p.m.


On November 27, 2012, at approximately 12:45 p.m., Idaho State Police investigated a one-vehicle crash on I84 at milepost 142, near Bliss. William Maroon, 68 of Harrisburg, Oregon, was driving eastbound in a 2012 Freightliner semi truck. Maroon drove off the right shoulder and overcorrected. The semi tipped onto its side, sliding, and coming to rest in the median and both eastbound lanes.

Maroon was wearing his seatbelt. He was transported to North Canyon Medical Center. He was cited for Inattentive Driving. Both eastbound lanes were blocked for approximately one and a half hours while crews worked to clear the scene. The left lane is still blocked for the investigation, which is ongoing.


The Idaho State Police is currently investigating a one-vehicle crash eastbound I84 at milepost 142, four miles west of the Malad Gorge. Both eastbound lanes are blocked at this time. Motorists are encouraged to avoid the area if possible. More information will be released when it becomes available.