Monday, June 19, 2017

*Update* Injury crash west of 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: 06/20/2017 12:50 am
Please direct questions to the District Office

* Update *

On Monday, June 19, 2017 at approximately 4:16 p.m., the Idaho State Police investigated a three-vehicle crash on I84 near milepost 165, west of Jerome.

Scott Muenzenmayer, 23, of Sparks, NV, was traveling eastbound in a 2000 Ford F350 when a tire blew. Muenzenmayer lost control, traveled through the median and collided head-on with a 2006 Chevy Silverado, driven by Sebastian Sabala, 21, of Gooding.
Muenzenmayer's vehicle was then struck by a 2016 Freightliner, driven by Steve Pearson, 63, of Twin Falls. Both pickups rolled off the right shoulder of the westbound lanes, and the Freightliner stopped on the right shoulder.

Muenzenmayer was transported by personal vehicle to St Lukes Magic Valley.
Kristopher McGarrity, 40, of Reno, NV and a minor passenger from Muenzenmayer's vehicle were transported by ground ambulance to St Lukes Magic Valley.
Tim Saari, 48, of Sparks, NV from Muenzenmayer's vehicle was taken by air ambulance to St Alphonsus Regional Medical Center in Boise.

Sabala was wearing his seatbelt and was taken by ground ambulance to St Lukes Magic Valley.
Pearson was wearing his seatbelt and was not transported.

A six month old black lab was ejected and last seen near the Wow Logistics in the area.

The lanes of travel were partially blocked for approximately 3 hours.

The Crash is under investigation by the Idaho State Police with assistance by the Jerome County Sheriff's Office and Jerome Police Department.

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*end of update*

The Idaho State Police is currently investigating a crash with lane blockage on westbound Interstate 84 at milepost 166, near Jerome. Westbound lanes are currently blocked for emergency vehicles. More information will be released when available.

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