Saturday, December 15, 2018

** CORRECTION AND FINAL UPDATE ** All Westbound Lanes of I-84 near the Locust Grove Overpass are Blocked

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District 3 Patrol 700 S. Stratford Dr., Meridian 83642
(208) 846-7550
Fax (208) 846-7520

For Immediate Release: 12/16/18 12:04 a.m.
Please direct questions to the District Office

*** FINAL UPDATE and Correction ***

The pedestrian has been identified as Michele J. Stevenson, 44, of Boise, ID. Next of kin have been notified.

Correcting information from the initial press release. Stevenson was walking from the median to the right shoulder.


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***UPDATE 4***

On Friday, December 14, 2018, at 10:06 p.m., the Idaho State Police investigated a vehicle versus pedestrian crash westbound Interstate 84 at milepost 44, in Meridian.

Tawny Taylor, 25, of Boise, ID, was driving westbound in a 2009 Kia Optima when a pedestrian tried to cross the Interstate from the shoulder to the median and was struck by Taylor's vehicle. The pedestrian was transported by ground ambulance to Saint Alphonsus Regional Medical Center in Boise, ID, where they succumbed to their injuries. The identity of the pedestrian has not been confirmed. Next of kin notifications are pending.

Taylor and her passenger, Dustin Reyna, 28, of Boise, ID, were wearing seatbelts. The westbound lanes of Interstate 84 were blocked for one and a half hours while crews worked to clear the scene.

3725 / 3632

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*** UPDATE 3 ***

All westbound lanes of I-84 are open.


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*** UPDATE 2 ***

The two left lanes are open and the two right lanes remain blocked. Further updates will be provided as more information becomes available.


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*** UPDATE 1 ***

The left lane is open, however expect delays as traffic is backed up.


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Idaho State Police are investigating a crash westbound I-84 near the Locust Grove Overpass. All westbound lanes are blocked. More information will be provided when it becomes available.