Saturday, September 3, 2011

Injury Crash Near Hammett on I84

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Region 3 Patrol 700 S. Stratford, Meridian 83642
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For Immediate Release: 09/03/2011 3:30 p.m.
Contact: Senior Trooper Jussel
On Saturday, September 3, 2011 at 10:26 am, Idaho State Police investigated a two vehicle injury crash westbound I84 at milepost 107.7, near Hammett. Quentin Schmieding, 25 of Denton, TX was traveling westbound in a 2007 Volkswagon Jetta. Ernesto Madrigal, 49 of Paul, was traveling westbound in a 2007 Mack semi and was traveling up hill at a slower speed with his emergency lights on, when for unknown reasons, Schmieding hit him from behind. Schmieding was transported by air ambulance to St. Alphonsus Regional Medical Center for non life threatening injuries. Madrigal was not injured in the crash. Seatbelts were worn by both drivers. A dog belonging to Schmieding was taken to the Mountain Home Animal Shelter.

The right lane of travel was blocked for the crash investigation for approximately 2.5 hours. Senior Trooper Jussel was assisted by Senior Trooper Bailey, Sgt. Horn, Glenns Ferry Fire and Extrication, Elmore County Sheriff's Office and ITD. The crash is still under investigation at this time.