Wednesday, March 22, 2017

Semi Crash in Elmore County Blocks Traffic

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District 3 Patrol 700 S. Stratford Dr., Meridian 83642
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For Immediate Release: 03/22/17 1:45 p.m.
Please direct questions to the District Office

On Tuesday, March 21, 2017 at approximately 10:43 p.m., Idaho State Police investigated a two-vehicle, non-injury crash, westbound I84 at milepost 78, in Elmore County.

Douglas Barton, 62, of Surrey, British Columbia, was stopped on the right, westbound shoulder in a 2007 Freightliner commercial vehicle. Thomas Smith, 33, of Boise, was traveling westbound in a 2005 Freightliner commercial vehicle, when he failed to maintain his lane and struck Barton?s commercial vehicle.

Barton was in the sleeper cab and was not wearing a seatbelt. Smith was wearing a seatbelt at the time of the crash.
Due to both commercial vehicles catching on fire, one westbound lane of travel was blocked for approximately five hours while crews worked to clean up the scene.

The crash is under investigation.