Thursday, October 21, 2010

4 Vehicle Crash Delays Morning Traffic in Boise

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

For Immediate Release: 10/21/10 4:30 PM
Contact: Cpl. Matt Smith

On Thursday, October 21, 2010, at approximately 8:30 a.m., the Idaho State Police investigated a 4 vehicle crash eastbound on I-84 just west of the Vista exit in Boise. Sheila Collins, 54 from Phoenix, Arizona, was driving a 2007 Freightliner eastbound on Interstate 84 near mile marker 52, Orchard Road. Bethany Martin, 30 from Boise, was driving a 2005 Pontiac, also eastbound in the same location, in front of Collins. Deana Parrish, 47 from Nampa, was driving a 2003 Oldsmobile Alero, also eastbound, in front of Martin. Vickie Peugh, 49 from Meridian, was driving a 1999 Ford Explorer eastbound in front of Parrish. All four vehicles were in the right lane. Peugh, Parrish and Martin slowed for traffic. Collins, following Martin, was unable to stop before colliding with Martin. Martin then hit Parrish, who then hit Peugh. All subjects were wearing seatbelts.

Traffic in the area of the crash was diverted onto a local frontage road and motorists experienced some delays for approximately 2 hours while the scene was cleared. The crash is under investigation by Cpl. M. Smith. He was assisted at the scene by Trooper Vance, Trooper Avery and Sgt. Bonner, as well as Boise Police and Ada County EMS.