Wednesday, December 28, 2016

3 Vehicle Crash near Eastbound Garrity Interchange

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District 3 Patrol 700 S. Stratford Dr., Meridian 83642
(208) 846-7550
Fax (208) 846-7520

For Immediate Release: 12/28/2016 3:10 p.m.
Please direct questions to the District Office

On Wednesday, December 28, 2016, at approximately 9:40 a.m., the Idaho State Police responded to a three-vehicle crash in the eastbound lanes of Interstate 84 near the Garrity Blvd interchange in Nampa. A 2007 GMC Sierra pickup, driven by Carrie Lupton, 45, of Nampa, was attempting to merge into the eastbound lanes, when she lost control of her vehicle and struck a 2012 Freightliner tractor-trailer, driven by Lonnie Smith, 57, of Weiser. Smith's tractor-trailer overturned, blocking two of the eastbound lanes. A 2003 BMW 330, driven by Russel Njilay, 19, of Meridian, was traveling eastbound and struck debris from the initial crash.

All occupants were wearing their seatbelts at the time of the crash. Smith was transported by ground ambulance to St. Alphonsus Health Plaza in Nampa. Lanes remain blocked in the area while crews work to remove the tractor-trailer and its load of lumber from the scene.