Tuesday, December 20, 2016

*** Final Update *** Fatal Crash Westbound I-84 near Jerome

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

For Immediate Release: 12/20/16 3:26 a.m.
Please direct questions to the District Office

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On Monday, December 19, 2016, at 7:29 pm, Idaho State Police investigated a fatality crash, westbound on I84 at milepost 166.4, near Jerome.

Joseph Edwards, 33, of Gooding, ID, was westbound on I84 when he lost control of his 2001 Nissan Pathfinder and struck the median guard rail. The vehicle was then struck by a 2015 International semi pulling double trailers, driven by Robert Ure, 67, of Caldwell, a 2004 Chevrolet Cavalier, driven by Chelsey Lowder, 34, of Filer, and a 2006 Volvo semi pulling a single trailer, driven by Pavel Jasek, 56, of North Las Vegas, NV.

Joseph Edwards succumbed to his injuries at the scene. Next of kin notifications have been made.

Joseph's passenger, Shauna Edwards, 33, of Gooding, was transported by ground ambulance to St. Luke's Magic Valley, in Twin Falls. She was then transported by air med to St. Alphonsus in Boise. It is unknown if Shauna was wearing a seatbelt at the time of the crash. All other occupants were wearing their seatbelts.

All lanes of westbound I84 were blocked for approximately 5 hours. Idaho State Police is still investigating this crash.


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The westbound lanes of I-84 at milepost 66 in Jerome County are now open.


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The left westbound lane of travel is open.



Idaho State Police is currently investigating a crash westbound on I-84 near milepost 166, Jerome. Both westbound lanes are currently blocked. Traffic will be diverted off the interstate at exit 168 in Jerome.

More information will be released as it becomes available.