Sunday, December 22, 2019

Crash Westbound Interstate 84 at Milepost 64, East of Boise

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District 3 Patrol 700 S. Stratford Dr., Meridian 83642
(208) 846-7550
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For Immediate Release: 12/23/2019 12:57 A.M.

Please direct questions to the District Office

On December 22, 2019, at approximately 7:17 P.M., Idaho State Police investigated a crash westbound Interstate 84 at milepost 64, just east of Boise.

A juvenile was driving westbound in a 1996 Geo Metro. James A. Smith, 50, of North Salt Lake, Utah, was also traveling westbound in a 2018 Cascadia Freightliner. The Geo Metro veered into the right lane colliding with Smith's vehicle. The Geo Metro stopped in the left lane and Smith's vehicle in the right lane.

Laura M. Medrano, 87, of Malad City, was traveling westbound in a 2009 Chevy Malibu. Michael L. Hill, 47, of Kuna, was also traveling westbound, in a 2017 Kia Sorento. Medrano failed to slow for traffic and collided with Hill's vehicle. Both vehicles stopped on the right shoulder.

An additional semi traveling westbound swerved to miss traffic and came to a stop in the median.

No occupants were transported from the scene.

Lanes were blocked for approximately three hours and fifteen minutes.

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