Friday, August 14, 2015

Four-vehicle crash westbound I-184 at milepost 3.5

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District 3 Patrol 700 S. Stratford Dr., Meridian 83642
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For Immediate Release: 8/14/2015 5:12 p.m.
Please direct questions to the District Office

On Friday, August 14, 2015, at approximately 10:14 a.m., the Idaho State Police investigated a four-vehicle, injury crash westbound I-184 at milepost 3.5, west of the Fairview off-ramp.

Horace Hunt, 58, of Boise, was westbound on I-184 at milepost 3.5 in a 2004 Volvo XC70 station wagon in lane two when he struck a deer. Hunt drove to the median shoulder, but was partially blocking lane one. Cindy Nielsen, 61, of Boise was in lane two in a 2011 Ford Econoline van. Christine Pietz, 45, of Flagstaff, AZ, was behind the Econoline van in a 2004 Honda Odyssey. The Econoline van slowed down because of the crash. Pietz braked and steered to the left, entering lane one. Benjamin Haws, 15, of Meridian, was westbound in lane one in a 1993 Ford pickup. The Ford pickup struck the back of the Honda. The Honda then struck the driver's side of the Econoline van, and the rear of the Volvo XC70.

All occupants were wearing their seatbelts. Pietz and a juvenile passenger in her vehicle were both transported to St. Alphonsus Regional Medical Center in Boise by ground ambulance. Lanes one and two were blocked for approximately one-and-a-half hours.

The crash is under investigation by the Idaho State Police.