Friday, March 16, 2012

Two injured in crash on Interstate

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

For Immediate Release: 03/16/12 09:00 pm
Contact: Sergeant Burke

On Friday March 16, 2012, at approximately 6:20 pm the Idaho State Police investigated a one-vehicle injury crash westbound on Interstate 84 at milepost 41.5, near the Ten Mile overpass. Manuel Vera-Gonzalez, 27 of Boise, was traveling westbound on the Interstate in a 2003 Chevrolet Trailblazer. A combination of rain on the interstate and bald tires on the vehicle caused Vera-Gonzalez to lose control and slide into the barrier. The vehicle rolled once, coming to rest on its wheels. The left two lanes of westbound Interstate 84 were blocked for approximately an hour. All five occupants of the vehicle were wearing seatbelts. Vera-Gonzalez and a juvenile passenger were transported to Saint Alphonsus Regional Medical Center in Boise with non-life threatening injuries. The three other passengers were uninjured. Alcohol was not a factor in this crash.

This crash is under investigation by Sergeant Burke of the Idaho State police.