Friday, August 30, 2013

***UPDATE - added photo*** Crash on Interstate 84 in Boise sends two to hospital.

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

For Immediate Release: 8/30/2013 ? 8:00 p.m.
Please direct questions to the District Office

On Friday, August 30, 2013, at approximately 3:50 p.m., Idaho State Police investigated an injury crash on westbound Interstate 84 near milepost 48.5, between the Maple Grove Road and Five Mile Road overpasses.

Alicia Nunez-Baeza, 44, of Meridian, was traveling westbound on I-84 in a 2008 Pontiac G6 when she encountered slow traffic in front of her. When she swerved to the left to avoid hitting the vehicle in front of her, Nunez-Baeza lost control of her vehicle and veered to the right, across all five lanes of travel. Nunez-Baeza?s Pontiac struck a 2007 Jeep Wrangler, driven by Kelli Hughes, 39, of Star. Nunez-Baeza then collided with the barriers on the north side of the road and overturned.

Nunez-Baeza and her passenger, Jose Baeza-Nunez, 21, of Meridian were transported by ground ambulance to Saint Alphonsus Regional Medical Center in Boise. Both were wearing their seatbelts.

The two right lanes of the Interstate were blocked by emergency vehicles for approximately 20 minutes, slowing traffic in the area.