Wednesday, August 17, 2016

Multi-Vehicle Crash On I84 Near Garrity

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District 3 Patrol 700 S. Stratford Dr., Meridian 83642
(208) 846-7550
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For Immediate Release: 9:10 pm
Please direct questions to the District Office

On August 17, 2016 at 5:38 pm, Idaho State Police investigated a multi-vehicle injury crash westbound on I84 at mile marker 38, near Garrity.

Daniel E. Johnson, 45, of Twin Falls, was driving westbound on I84 in a 2001 Peterbuilt semi truck hauling a trailer. Johnson failed to slow for traffic which was stopped ahead of him and struck a 2015 Subaru Impreza being driven by Hillman Galindo Herrarte, 23, of Caldwell.

Five additional vehicles stopped in traffic were also impacted through a chain reaction.

A 2005 Cadillac CTS being driven by Michael J. Reece, 31, of Boise.
A 2014 Chevrolet Volt being driven by Andrew E. Moore, 45, of, Brownwood, TX.
A 2008 Infiniti G35 being driven by Saul Ortiz Mendoza, 31, of Pasco, WA.
A 2011 Honda Civic being driven by ,Jose A. Villegas Jr, 35, of Nampa.
A 2002 Ford F150 being driven by Brandon J. Hopkins, 33, of Caldwell.

Johnson and Villegas Jr. were transported via ground ambulance to St. Luke?s Nampa. Ortiz Mendoza and his passenger Rodrigo Popoca Mendez, 21, of Mexico, were both transported by ground ambulance to St. Alphonsus Regional Medical Center Garrity. All occupants were wearing their seatbelts.

Three lanes of travel were blocked for two hours while crews worked to clear the scene.