Tuesday, March 31, 2015

Crash on I84 near the Ustick Overpass Sends Two to the Hospital

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District 3 Patrol 700 S. Stratford Dr., Meridian 83642
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For Immediate Release: 03/31/15 3:30 p.m.
Please direct questions to the District Office

On Tuesday, March 31, 2015 at 12:08 p.m., the Idaho State Police investigated an injury crash westbound I84 at milepost 31.5 near the Ustick Road Overpass. Angela Simonis, 43, of Caldwell, was westbound in a 2006 Jeep Wrangler when she stopped behind traffic in a construction zone. Jared Schlapia, 22, of Melba, was westbound in a 2012 Chevy truck when he braked hard and swerved to the right. Four 55 gallon barrels hauling peroxide fell out of Schlapia's truck, one barrel struck Simonis vehicle. Simonis and her 15 year old passenger where transported by ground ambulance to West Valley Medical Center.

Simonis, her passenger, and Schlapia were wearing seatbelts. Westbound lanes were affected for an hour and half. This crash is under investigation by the Idaho State Police.