Thursday, August 13, 2015

Four vehicle crash on Interstate 84 near the Eagle exit

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District 3 Patrol 700 S. Stratford Dr., Meridian 83642
(208) 846-7550
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For Immediate Release: 08/13/15 at 1:55 A.M.

Please direct questions to the District Office

On Wednesday, August 12, 2015, at approximately 6:12 P.M., the Idaho State Police investigated a four vehicle crash on Interstate 84, near mile post 46, near the Eagle off ramp.

Samson L. Bear, 36, of Fort Hall, ID, was driving west bound on Interstate 84 in a 2007 Dodge R2500. Spencer L. Washakie, 26, of Pocatello, ID, was driving behind Bear in a 2003 Chevrolet Silverado. Anthony T. First, 41, of Pocatello, ID,was driving behind Washakie in a 1997 Ford F350. Johnny P. Shay, 26, of Pocatello, ID, was driving behind First in a 1997 Ford Expedition.

Shay failed to slow for traffic, and collided with First, who then collided with Washakie, who then collided with Bear.

Shay and his two occupants were transported by ground ambulance to Saint Lukes Meridian Medical Center. It is unknown if any of the occupants were wearing seatbelts. The left lane was blocked for approximately one hour and fifteen minutes.