Friday, April 21, 2017

Vehicle crashes into pond at Flying Wye in Boise; no one injured.

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

For Immediate Release: 4/21/17 - 4:45 p.m.
Please direct questions to the District Office

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On Friday, April 21, 2017, at approximately 1:38 p.m., Idaho State Police investigated a two-vehicle crash on eastbound Interstate 184 at the Flying Wye in Boise.

Kristen Rush, 19, of Centralia, Washington, was driving a 2014 Honda Civic eastbound on Interstate 184 near exit 1A to Franklin Road. Rush attempted to change lanes to take exit 1A when her vehicle collided with a 1997 Kenworth service truck driven by Richard Howard, age 33, of Caldwell.

Rush lost control of her vehicle, went off the road, down the embankment and into the pond in the middle of the Flying Wye. Rush and her passenger were able to safely get out of the vehicle before it became submerged. Everyone was wearing seatbelts, and no one was injured.

One lane of the ramp from Cole Road to eastbound I-184 was blocked by emergency vehicles for a little over an hour.

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At this time, the Idaho State Police, Boise Police, Boise Fire Department and Ada County Paramedics are on the scene of a vehicle that crashed into the pond in the middle of the Flying Wye at I-84 / I-184.

One lane of travel is blocked by emergency vehicles on the westbound on ramp from Cole Road to inbound I-184. More information will be relayed as it becomes available.

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