Tuesday, September 20, 2016

UPDATE Vehicle vs. Pedestrian Crash Eastbound I84@176

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

For Immediate Release: 9/20/2016 3:05pm
Please direct questions to the District Office


On Tuesday, September 20, 2016, the Idaho State Police investigated a vehicle vs. pedestrian crash eastbound Interstate 84 near milepost 176 in Jerome County.

Lyndon Buffington, 33, of Nampa was traveling eastbound on Interstate 84 in a 2008 Chevrolet Impala. His passenger was Malinda Buffington, 32, of Kuna. They stopped on the median shoulder at milepost 176 where Lyndon exited the vehicle and began walking in the lane of travel and Malinda began to drive the vehicle away. Lyndon was then struck by a vehicle and Malinda pulled to the right shoulder. Lyndon succumbed to his injuries at the scene. The vehicle that struck him has not been located.

The eastbound lanes of the interstate were partially blocked for approximately five hours while crews worked to clear the scene.

This crash is under investigation by the Idaho State Police.


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The Idaho State Police are investigating a vehicle vs. pedestrian fatality crash eastbound Interstate 84 near milepost 176 in Jerome County. Eastbound traffic is reduced to one lane at this time.

More information will be released as it becomes available.