Thursday, August 7, 2014

Three vehicle crash blocks traffic south of New Plymouth

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

For Immediate Release: 08/07/14 3:30 p.m.
Please direct questions to the District Office

On August 7, 2014, at 10:54 a.m., Idaho State Police investigated an injury crash on Interstate 84 near milepost 8, south of New Plymouth. Auriette Larbi, 33, of Grandview, Washington, was eastbound in a Toyota Camry. Edward Bear, 46, of Payette, was driving westbound in a Ford Econovan. While driving through the two-way, two-lane construction zone, Larbi lost control of her vehicle and crashed head-on into Bear's van. The van continued into the median and rolled. The Camry was then hit by a westbound Volvo semi driven by Mandy Brown, 56, of Ridgefield, Washington.

Larbi and her two juvenile passengers were transported by ground ambulance to St. Luke's in Fruitland. All of the adult vehicle occupants were wearing seatbelts. Both juveniles were properly restrained in child safety seats. Alcohol is not involved in the crash. Both east and westbound traffic was blocked for two and half hours while crews worked to clear the crash scene.

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