Friday, October 10, 2014

***Additional Update*** Hit and Run crash involving commercial vehicle on I84 at milepost 184

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District 4 Patrol 218 West Yakima, Jerome, ID 83338-5904 (208) 324-6000
Fax (208) 324-7897

For Immediate Release: 10/10/2014 3:20 am

Please direct questions to the District Office


The identity of the driver of the Dodge Ram Pickup is Wesley Ragsdale, age 26, of Longview, Washington. Ragsdale is still admitted at Saint Alphonsus Regional Medical Center in Boise.

This crash continues to be investigated by Idaho State Police.

DSP Initials SA / KS


The commercial vehicle is believed to be a 2007 or newer Kenworth semi tractor that was pulling a box or refrigerated trailer. The trucks passenger side headlight is also missing.

End of Update

DSP Initials BT / SC

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On Saturday, October 4 at 2:31 a.m., the Idaho State Police investigated a hit and run crash westbound Interstate 84 at milepost 184, near Eden.

The driver of a 2011 Dodge Ram Pickup had pulled over to the right emergency lane due a mechanical issue. The driver exited his vehicle when a commercial vehicle crossed over the fog line and sideswiped the driver and pickup. The commercial vehicle briefly stopped before continuing on.

The driver of the pickup was air lifted to Saint Alphonsus Regional Medical Center in Boise.

Anyone that may have witnessed or have information regarding this incident is encouraged to call ISP at 736-3060.

This crash is under investigation by the Idaho State Police.

DSP Initials KM / MC