Monday, December 5, 2011

Multiple vehicle crashes near Nampa

IDAHO STATE POLICE NEWS RELEASE - generated by our News Release ListServer

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

For Immediate Release: December 5, 2011 11:48 am
Contact: Sgt. Duggan or Cpl. Coleman

At 7:15 am on December 5, 2011, Idaho State Police investigated two multiple vehicle crashes on the eastbound lanes of interstate 84 at milepost 36, near the Franklin Exit in Nampa.

Due to the traffic slowing, multiple vehicles collided causing a chain reaction. It is unclear at this time which crash occurred first.

Those involved in one crash were:

Joseph Caufield, 31, of Caldwell, Idaho, driving a 2005 Suzuki Forenza
Darla Gerla, 26 of Notus, Idaho, driving a 2004 Dodge Stratus

Those involved in the other crash were:

Jamie Vaughan, 28, of Hereford, Oregon, driving a 2008 Dodge Avenger
William Smart, 37, of Boise, Idaho, driving a 1987 Honda Accord
Kristine Kampe, 50, of Caldwell, Idaho, driving a 2003 Pontiac Sunfire
Tyler Williams, 29, of Meridian, Idaho, driving a 1995 Honda Accord
Mitchell Cunningham, 43, of Caldwell, Idaho, driving a 2006 Honda Accord

Kampe was transported by ground ambulance to St. Lukes Regional Medical Center in Meridian with minor injuries. It is unknown if seatbelts were worn. The left lane of travel was blocked for approximately 1 1/2 hours while crews worked to clear the crash.

The crashes are under investigation by Idaho State Police Sgt. Duggan and Cpl. Coleman who were assisted at the scene by ISP Specialist Lake and Nampa Police Department.