Friday, January 24, 2014

Vehicle Crashes into Days Inn Off U.S. 93 in Jerome

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

For Immediate Release: 1/24/2014 at 10:15 p.m.
Please direct questions to the District Office

On January 24, 2014, at approximately 6:45 p.m., the Idaho State Police investigated a two-vehicle crash at the Days Inn, off U.S. Highway 93 in Jerome. James Schmoyer, age 42, of Longview, Washington was driving a Kenworth commercial vehicle pulling one trailer. Schmoyer exited his vehicle at the Flying J gas station off U.S. Highway 93, and failed to set the parking brakes. The commercial vehicle began rolling through the Flying J parking lot into the Days Inn parking lot. Schmoyer's vehicle struck an unoccupied 2007 Dodge Ram, which proceeded to strike the building. The Dodge Ram traveled through the outer wall and came to rest partially inside two motel rooms.

No occupants were injured when the Dodge Ram entered the two motel rooms. The crash is under investigation by the Idaho State Police.