Wednesday, December 30, 2009

Crash Blocks Traffic Westbound I84 Between Orchard and Vista

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Region 3 Patrol 700 S. Stratford, Meridian 83642
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For Immediate Release: 12/30/09 2:27 AM
Contact: ISP Dispatch

Shortly before 1:00 AM this morning, The Idaho State Police, with the assistance of Ada County emergency crews, responded to a two-vehicle crash westbound on I84 near Orchard Rd. at milepost 52. Lisa Simpson, age 32 of Boise, was traveling westbound and preparing to exit the interstate at Orchard Rd. when she lost control of her vehicle. Simpson's vehicle slid under the trailer of a semi driven by Timothy England, age 26 of Pocatello. Simpson's vehicle then struck the center barrier. She had minor injuries but declined medical treatment. Weather conditions were a factor in this crash, but alcohol was not. Both drivers were wearing their seatbelts. Traffic was blocked for approximately one hour. The crash is under investigation by Trooper Ketchum of the Idaho State Police.