Tuesday, March 25, 2014

Four-vehicle injury crash westbound I-84 at milepost 35

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District 3 Patrol 700 S. Stratford Dr., Meridian 83642
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For Immediate Release: 3/25/2014 6:44 p.m.
Please direct questions to the District Office

On March 25, 2014, at approximately 1 p.m., the Idaho State Police investigated a four-vehicle injury crash eastbound I-84 at milepost 35. Daryl Anderson, 66, of Shoshone, was eastbound on I-84 in a 1979 Peterbuilt semi pulling a trailer. Beverly Emmert, 54, in a 2008 Honda Pilot, Matthew Trout, 27, of Grants Pass, OR, in a 2009 Chevrolet Expedition, and Burt Landers, 45, of Caldwell, in a 2013 Dodge Avenger were also all eastbound. Traffic ahead of Anderson was slowing down, and although Anderson tried to stop in time to avoid a collision, he was unable to do so. Anderson struck the left rear corner of Emmert's vehicle, which was pushed into the driver's side door of Trout's vehicle. The semi came to rest in the median, at which point a headlight came off and struck the back of Landers' vehicle.

Emmert was transported to St. Alphonsus in Nampa by ground ambulance. All drivers were wearing their seatbelts. The westbound lanes were blocked for approximately 20 minutes. The crash is under investigation by the Idaho State Police.