Saturday, July 27, 2013

3 vehicle crash near Broadway

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

For Immediate Release: July 27, 2013 4:20 pm
Please direct questions to the District Office

On July 27, 2013, at approximately 12:40 pm, Idaho State Police investigated a three vehicle injury crash eastbound Interstate 84 at milepost 55, just east of Broadway Avenue.

Jose Ascencio Vera, 25, of Jerome, was driving a 2011 Dodge 3500 pulling a 2010 trailer, was travelling in the #1 lane of travel. Deborah Bowman, 31, of Nampa, driving a 2006 Chevrolet HHR, was driving next to the Dodge in the #2 lane of travel. Zachary Hoekstra, 26, of Idaho Falls, driving a 2009 Volkswagen Rabbit, attempted to pass between the two vehicles. Hoekstra's vehicle hit the Chevrolet, collided with the Dodge, and hit the Chevrolet again. The HHR ran off the right shoulder and rolled. The Dodge and the Volkswagen both went off the left shoulder into the median.

Bowman was transported via ground ambulance to St. Alphonus Regional Medical Center in Boise. Everyone was wearing seatbelts.

One lane was closed for approximately an hour while crews worked to clear the scene. The crash is under investigation by The Idaho State Police.