Sunday, May 28, 2017

Multi Vehicle Crash in Meridian Sends Two to Local Hospitals

For Immediate Release: 5/29/2017 at 12:55 p.m.
Please direct questions to the District Office

On May 28, 2017, at approximately 8:12 p.m., Idaho State Police investigated an injury crash on Interstate 84, near the Meridian Exit at milepost 44.

Tony D. Meyer, 45, of Hansen, ID, was driving a 1991 Chevrolet pickup eastbound when an item fell out of the rear of the vehicle. Boise City Police Officer Ty Clark was behind Meyer in a 2015 Ford Explorer. Clark activated his emergency lights and slowed to a near stop. Brayan D. Velez Alvarez, 23, of Boise, ID was driving behind Clark in a 2007 Mazda MZ3. Velez Alvarez did not yield to the slowing vehicles and struck the rear of the Explorer.

Velez Alvarez's passenger Stacy R. Velez, 28, of Boise, ID, was transported by ground ambulance to St. Luke's Meridian Medical Center. Clark was transported by ground ambulance to St. Alphonsus Regional Medical Center in Boise. All subjects in all vehicles were wearing seatbelts.

The eastbound lanes of the interstate were partially blocked for approximately 45 minutes.

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