Wednesday, February 5, 2014

Four Vehicle Injury Crash in Meridian

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

For Immediate Release: 02/05/14 7:20 p.m.
Please direct questions to the District Office

On Wednesday, February 5, 2014 at approximately 2:30 p.m., the Idaho State Police investigated a four vehicle injury crash on Interstate 84 at milepost 44, near the Locust Grove overpass in Meridian. Kenneth Jerome, 63, of Meridian was traveling east in a 1994 Geo Metro when he slowed down due to traffic. Hawke Wheelock, 18, of Meridian was also traveling east in a 1994 Dodge Dakota when he failed to slow with traffic and struck the rear end of Jerome's vehicle. Jerome then drifted and bumped into a 2014 Ford F350 driven by Leilani Draper, 35, of Melba. Wheelock's vehicle was then struck from behind by Jeremy Andrew, 31, of Kuna, who was driving a 2005 Chevrolet Cobalt.

Jerome and Andrew were transported by ground ambulance to St. Luke's Medical Center in Meridian. All drivers were wearing their seat belts. The crash is under investigation by the Idaho State Police.