Thursday, December 17, 2009

UPDATE: Rollover Crash Eastbound I84 milepost 71

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

For Immediate Release: 12/16/09 12:30 AM
Contact: ISP Dispatch

On December 17,2009 at approximately at 12:04 am, Idaho State Police and Ada County responded to a crash eastbound I84 at milepost 71. Traffic is being diverted off the interstate at milepost 64. The investigation is ongoing at this time.
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The Idaho State Police are investigating a crash eastbound at milepost 71 involving a Greyhound bus and a pickup truck. Both lanes east bound are blocked, and traffic is backed up on the westbound side due to slow moving vehicles. It is suggested to avoid this area if at all possible. A more detailed press release will be issued when all information is available.


On Wednesday, December 16, 2009, at approximately 12:04 a.m., Junior A. Martinez, 19 years old, of Norwalk, California, was travelling eastbound in a 2000 Ford Ranger when he lost control of the vehicle. Martinez's vehicle rolled in the middle of the roadway and was struck by a Greyhound bus, driven by Miguelito Sakay, 53 years old, of Reno, Nevada. Traffic was completely blocked on the eastbound side of the interstate for approximately four hours while the crash was being cleared. Several passengers on the bus were transported to St. Al's with minor injuries. Martinez and his passenger, Jake A. Perez, 21 years old, of Mountain Home, were also transported to St. Al's. Perez was treated and released. Martinez is still being treated at this time. Alcohol was not believed to be a factor in the crash. The crash is still under investigation by the Idaho State Police. Idaho State Police were assisted by Ada County deputies and EMS.