Sunday, May 28, 2017

FINAL UPDATE** Crash Blocking Eastbound I-84 at the 173 off ramp

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

For Immediate Release: 05/28/2017 5:40 p.m.

Please direct questions to the District Office

***** Final Update *****

On Saturday, May 27, 2017, at approximately 7:31 p.m., Idaho State Police investigated an injury crash involving two motorcycles, eastbound I-84 near mile marker 173 on the off ramp in Jerome County.

Aaron D. Keele, 43, of Idaho Falls, was driving a 2009 Harley Davidson motorcycle eastbound on I-84 when he made an unsafe lane change and struck Jeffrey T. Lovell, 37, of Rigby, who was driving a 2008 Harley Davidson motorcycle, also eastbound on I-84. Lovell and his passenger, Makisha M. Sorensen, 37, of Rigby, were ejected from the motorcycle, coming to rest in the lane of travel.

Lovell and Sorensen were transported by air ambulance to Portneuf Medical Center in Pocatello. Keele was not transported. Keele was wearing a helmet; Lovell and Sorensen were not.

The lanes of travel were blocked for approximately one hour and ten minutes while crews worked to clear the scene.


***** Update *****

The roadway is open. More information will follow as it becomes available.



Idaho State Police is investigating a crash eastbound I-84 at milepost 173 on the off ramp, in Jerome County. The right lane and exit are currently blocked. Drivers should expect delays.