Tuesday, January 28, 2014

Interstate blocked near Orchard, now clear

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District 3 Patrol 700 S. Stratford Dr., Meridian 83642
(208) 846-7550
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For Immediate Release: 01/28/14 8:05 am
Please direct questions to the District Office

On Tuesday morning, January 28, 2014, the Idaho State Police investigated a crash on the Interstate at milepost 51, just west of the Orchard exit in Boise.

At approximately 2:38 a.m, an unknown passenger car was travelling in the eastbound lanes at milepost 51, when it left the right hand side of the road, striking a large lightpole. The lightpole fell accross the eastbound lanes of travel. Berry Duwayne was travelling eastbound, in an Isuzu Amigo, when his vehicle struck the downed lightpole.

Subsequently, Gary McGuire, age 61, of Chandler, Oklahoma, travelling eastbound in a 2008 Freightliner Semi truck and trailer, also struck the lightpole, damaging the steering axel of the vehicle. The semi then struck the guardrail and crossed the center median into the oncoming westbound lanes, spilling diesel fuel onto the Interstate.

Both eastbound and westbound lanes of travel were blocked as crews worked to clear the scene. The eastbound lanes were blocked for approximately one and a half hours, and the westbound lanes were blocked for approximately two hours.

McGuire and his two passengers, Terisa McGuire, age 58, and Raymond Brown, age 29, were transported by ground ambulance to St. Alphonsus Regional Medical Center, in Boise. McGuire was wearing a seatbelt at the time of the crash. The two passengers were in the sleeper compartment of the vehicle. Duwayne was not transported.

At this time, the identity of the first driver and vehicle to strike the lightpole, is unknown.
This crash remains under investigation by the Idaho State Police.