Wednesday, November 13, 2013

Property damage crash on I-84 at milepost 35.5

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District 3 Patrol 700 S. Stratford Dr., Meridian 83642
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For Immediate Release: 11/13/13 at 2:09 p.m.
Please direct questions to the District Office

On November 13, 2013, at approximately 5:06 a.m., the Idaho State Police investigated a two-vehicle property damage crash eastbound I-84 at milepost 35.5, near Northside Blvd. Manuel Espinzoza-Solario, 44, of Nampa, was merging onto the interstate at 35 in a 1993 Honda Civic. Martin Ortiz, 67, of Caldwell, was eastbound in the right lane in a 2013 Freightliner semi pulling a single trailer. There was a second semi in the left lane, driving next to Ortiz. Espinoza-Solario entered the interstate driving on the right shoulder and was speeding up to pass the semis when he struck the right side of Ortiz's tractor. Espinoza-Solario then struck the guardrail, coming to rest on the right shoulder.

Both drivers were wearing their seatbelts. The right lane was blocked for approximately two hours. The crash is under investigation by the Idaho State Police.