Thursday, August 4, 2011

Multiple Vehicle Crash on I84 at milepost 41

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Region 3 Patrol 700 S. Stratford, Meridian 83642
(208) 846-7550
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For Immediate Release: Thursday, August 4, 8:15 pm
Contact: Sgt. Ketchum or Cpl. Lake

On Thursday, August 04, 2011, at approximately 2:15 pm, Idaho State Police investigated a six vehicle crash westbound on Interstate 84 at milepost 41.

39 year old Norma Cuevas, of Sacramento, CA. was westbound in a 1998 freightliner commercial vehicle. The truck lost a driveline in the lane of travel. Five vehicles hit the debris, disabling two and causing damage to the other three. Vehicles involved were:

2009 Ford Focus driven by 56 year old Joseph Penner, of Caldwell, ID

2010 Hyundai Elantra driven by 21 year old Brittney Manley of Boise, ID

2006 Toyota Sanoma driven by 49 year old Richard Weise of Nampa, ID

2011 Nissan Versa driven by 23 year old Reagan Stephenson of Boise, ID

2001 Ford F150 driven by 60 year old Samuel Gualazzi of Herriman, UT

While crews investigated the crash, a 1998 Peterbuilt driven by 57 year old Ronald Schmidtgall, of American Falls, ID, and a 2012 Kenworth driven by 49 year old Donald Amos, of Noel, MO, slowed to a stop. A 1998 Peterbilt driven by Joseph Pease, 54 years old, of American Falls, ID, was following too close and hit Amos' truck, pushing it into the truck driven by Schmitdtgall.

The left lane was closed for approximately 3 hours while crews worked to clear the scene. There were no injuries and Pease was cited for following too close.

The crashes are under investigation by Corporal Lake and Sergeant Ketchum of Idaho State Police. Assisting at the scene were Corporal Vance, Master Corporal Robertson, Specialist Staley, Specialist Ferris and the Idaho Transportation Department.