Wednesday, May 14, 2014

One transported in six vehicle crash near Boise

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District 3 Patrol 700 S. Stratford Dr., Meridian 83642
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For Immediate Release: 5/14/14 8:45 p.m.
Please direct questions to the District Office

On Wednesday, May 14, 2014, at 5:10 p.m., Idaho State Police investigated a six-vehicle injury crash on Interstate 84 at milepost 49, just west of the Maple Grove overpass. Edith Gelhar, 40, of Boise, was stopped in the lane of travel in a Dodge van due to traffic congestion. Also stopped behind her vehicle were Danette Cragin, 54, of Boise in a Toyota 4-Runner, Chad Franklin, 43, of Nampa, in a Ford F-150, and Shawn Adams, 38, of Nampa, in a Mazda 3. Debra Caldwell, 61, of Homedale, was westbound in a Nissan Juke. Caldwell failed to yield to the stopped vehicles in front of her and crashed into the back of Adams' Mazda 3. The Mazda then hit the Ford, which hit the Toyota, which hit Gelhar's Dodge van. Caldwell's vehicle was then rear-ended by a Honda Civic driven by Jessica Davidsmeier, 26, of Boise.
All occupants of the vehicles reported they were wearing seatbelts. Davidsmeier was transported by ground ambulance to St. Luke's in Boise. The second lane from the right was blocked for approximately thirty-five minutes while troopers worked to clear the scene. The crash is still under investigation by the Idaho State Police.