Thursday, May 10, 2018

**Final Update** Eastbound Lanes Blocked I-84 at milepost 158 near Wendell

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

For Immediate Release: 05/10/18 5:51 a.m.
Please direct questions to the District Office

*Final Update*

On Thursday, May 10, 2018, at approximately 1:48 a.m., the Idaho State Police investigated a vehicle versus pedestrian fatality crash, eastbound I-84 at milepost 158, near Wendell.

Cynthia J. Mead, 57, of Idaho Falls, was walking eastbound in the right lane of travel. Robert R. Pierce, 60, of Reno, NV, was driving eastbound in a 2018 Freightliner semi. Pierce was unable to see Mead walking due to a curve in the roadway and was unable to stop his vehicle before hitting Mead.

Mead succumbed to her injuries on scene. Next of kin has been notified.

Both eastbound lanes were blocked for approximately three hours.

Twin Falls County Sheriff's Office, Gooding County Sheriff's Office, Idaho Transportation Department, and Wendell Quick Response Unit all assisted during the investigation.


*End of Final Update*

All lanes are open



The Idaho State Police is investigating a crash eastbound I-84 at milepost 158, near Wendell. Both eastbound lanes are currently blocked at this time. More information will be released as it becomes available.