Thursday, March 2, 2017

Three Vehicle Crash Blocks I84 in Jerome County.

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District 4 Patrol 218 West Yakima, Jerome, ID 83338-5904 (208) 324-6000
Fax (208) 324-7897

For Immediate Release: 03/02/17 7:50 P.M.
Please direct questions to the District Office

On Thursday, March 2, 2017, at approximately 4:30 P.M., the Idaho State Police investigated a three-vehicle, property damage crash on westbound Interstate 84 near milepost 197, in Jerome County.

Kiersten Lancaster, 18, of Burley, was driving west on I84 in a 2012 Volkswagen Jetta. Lancaster yielded and stopped in the left lane of travel due to slowing traffic for a crash at milepost 194. Michael Mercado, 19, of Burley, was driving behind Lancaster in a 2016 Chevrolet Malibu. Mercado came to a stop behind Lancaster's vehicle. Garrett Mussmann, 19, of Murtaugh, was driving west in a 2016 Ram 350 pick-up hauling a horse trailer. Mussmann failed to yield to slowing traffic and collided with the rear of Mercado's Chevrolet Malibu. The collision pushed Mercado's Chevrolet Malibu into the rear of Lancaster's Volkswagen Jetta. All drivers were wearing a seatbelt.

The left lane of westbound I84 was blocked for approximately two hours.