Sunday, August 21, 2011

Injury Crash near Jerome - Westbound lanes blocked

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

For Immediate Release: 8/21/11 2:15pm
Contact: Cpl Dahl

On Sunday, August 21, 2011 at approximately 8:03 am, the Idaho State Police investigated a one vehicle crash westbound I84@168, near Jerome. Chang-Yi Huang,42 of Brooklyn, NY was travelling in a 2001 Volvo tractor with a flatbed trailer hauling a load of 50 foot piping. For unknown reasons, Huang became distracted and drove off the roadway on the left shoulder. Huang came back onto the roadway and overcorrected causing the load to shift and come loose from the trailer and spilled onto the roadway in the westbound lanes. Huang left the roadway and drove through the median and came to rest facing westbound in the eastbound lanes.

Huang was transported by ground ambulance to St. Lukes Magic Valley Medical Center in Twin Falls. Huang was treated and released with minor injuries and he was wearing a seatbelt.

Cpl Dahl was assisted by Tpr Debie, Tpr Nye, Jerome County Sheriff's Office, Jerome City Police Dept, ITD and Jerome co fire and emergency personnel

The eastbound lanes were partially blocked for approximately 4 hours and are now open. The westbound lanes were completely blocked for approximately 5.5 hours and are now open. The crash is still under investigation.


The Idaho State Police and Jerome County Sheriff's Office are currently on scene of a single vehicle crash on Interstate 84 by the 168, Jerome Exit. Both east and westbound lanes of I-84 are currently blocked. The crash is involving a commercial vehicle carrying pipes.

Further updates will be released when they become available.