Monday, January 19, 2015

Crash on I84 in Payette County Kills One

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District 3 Patrol 700 S. Stratford Dr., Meridian 83642
(208) 846-7550
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For Immediate Release: 01/19/15 7:30 PM
Please direct questions to the District Office

At approximately 6:43 AM this morning, the Idaho State Police investigated a fatality crash involving six vehicles eastbound on I84 at milepost 14, about one mile east of the Black Canyon Road exit. Efrain Ponce-Gutierrez, age 26 of Nampa, was driving eastbound on I84 at milepost 14 when he lost control of his vehicle, went into the median, and overturned. Ponce-Gutierrez' vehicle came to rest between the easbtound lanes of travel. At that time, several other crashes occurred at that location. One of those involved, Kyle Pratt, age 27 of New Plymouth, had exited his vehicle in an attempt to render assistance when he was struck by several vehicles. Pratt died at the scene of the crash from his injuries.

The other parties involved in this crash were Jesse Cada, age 18 of Cambridge, Daniel Aguilar, age 27 of Caldwell, David Cole, age 35 of Ontario, OR, Allen Wilde, age 46 of Ontario, OR, Clinton Cross, age 33 of Boise, and Rod Shurtz, age 46 of Meridian. Ponce-Gutierrez, Cada, Aguilar, Cole, and a passenger in Wilde's vehicle were transported to various hospitals. The investigation is ongoing.