Monday, April 5, 2021

Collision involving an ISP Trooper Friday evening

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

For Immediate Release: 4/5/2021 11:40 a.m.
Please direct questions to the District Office or the ISP Public Affairs Office

A collision Friday evening, April 2 on Interstate 84 involving an ISP Trooper and a semi is under investigation by the Jerome County Sheriff's Office. The incident occurred as the Trooper was driving with his emergency lights on his way to a call of a separate, unrelated incident a short distance away. No one was injured in the collision.

The collision occurred at 6:45 pm in the eastbound lane of travel on I-84 at milepost 170.7 just east of Jerome. Travel is reduced to one lane in both directions in the area due to ongoing road work. As a result, traffic was blocked for approximately one hour eastbound. Westbound traffic was also slowed and directed around the incident using the shoulder.

As a precaution, the Trooper was taken to a nearby hospital for observation and was released later that evening. The semi driver did not require medical assistance.

The incident the trooper was responding to was a single-vehicle incident that sadly did result in the death of a man from Jerome. That incident remains under investigation by the Idaho State Police. More on that incident can be found at