Wednesday, September 11, 2019

** Final Update***Crashes blocking eastbound lanes I84 at milepost 12, near New Plymouth

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

For Immediate Release: 09/14/2019 6:40 p.m.
Please direct questions to the District Office

*** Final Update***

On Wednesday, September 11, 2019, at 6:39 a.m., the Idaho State Police responded to a three-vehicle injury crash, eastbound I84 at milepost 12, east of New Plymouth. Jesus Armenta Urias, 35, of Weiser, was traveling eastbound in a 2019 Dodge Avenger when he struck an elk. Armenta Urias vehicle came to rest partially blocking the left lane. Mitchell Bergquist, 24, of Weiser was traveling in the left lane in a 2016 Ford F250 pickup truck and struck Armentas Urias vehicle from behind. Karen Wegman, 66, of Caldwell was traveling in the right lane in a 2017 Chevrolet Silverado pickup truck. Wegman's vehicle was struck by debris from the impact of Armenta Urias and Berguist vehicles.

Armenta Urias was transported by ground ambulance to St Lukes Medical in Fruitland. Armenta Urias's passengers, Efrain Ortiza Moreno, 35, of Weiser and Eride Chairez Martinez, 33, of Weiser, were not injured in the crash. Bergquist was not wearing a seatbelt, he was not injured. Wegman was wearing her seatbelt and was also not injured.

At 6:59 a.m. there was a secondary three-vehicle property damage crash followed by a two-vehicle property damage crash at 7:27 a.m. All crashes and lanes were cleared at 9:45 a.m.


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The eastbound lanes of travel are now open.

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The Idaho State Police is investigating multiple crashes eastbound I84 at milepost 12, near New Plymouth. The eastbound lanes are blocked.