Tuesday, December 29, 2015

Final Update - Multiple-Vehicle Crash Blocks Bridge in Minidoka County

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

For Immediate Release: 12/29/15 5:40 p.m.
Please direct questions to the District Office

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On Tuesday, December 29, 2015, at approximately 11:41 a.m., Idaho State Police investigated a multiple vehicle crash on Interstate 84 at milepost 215.5, in both lanes of travel on the Snake River Bridge in Minidoka County.

Caleb Harper, 25, of Paul, ID, was driving westbound on Interstate 84 in a 2003 Volvo tractor. Kendall Grant, 27, of Eden, ID, was driving behind Harper in a 1993 Kenworth. As Harper slowed for traffic, Grant's vehicle struck Harper's vehicle. Scott Weiss, 55, of Carlin, NV, driving a 2011 Chevrolet pickup, stopped behind the crash. Kenneth Debski, 53, of Twin Falls, ID, driving a 2015 Freightliner, also slowed to a stop. Andrew Johns, 29, of North Salt Lake City, UT, driving a 2015 Peterbuilt, collided with Debski's vehicle. Debski's vehicle struck Weiss's vehicle, pushing it into the eastbound lanes of travel. Lance Lugo, 21, of Hansen, ID, driving a 1986 Peterbuilt, was driving behind Johns. Lugo attempted to avoid the vehicles ahead of him and drove into the eastbound lanes of travel, where he collided with Weiss's vehicle.

All drivers, except Harper, were wearing seatbelts. No subjects were transported by ambulance from the crash scene.

Eastbound and westbound lanes of travel were blocked for approximately 4.5 hours. The crash is under investigation at this time.

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The Idaho State Police is currently on scene of a multi-vehicle crash on Interstate 84 at milepost 215.5, on the Snake River Bridge, in Minidoka County. Both the east and west bound lanes are completely blocked and traffic is being diverted at mileposts 211 and 216. More information will be release when it becomes available.