Sunday, October 22, 2023

Three Vehicle Crash on Westbound I84 - Southwest of New Plymouth

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

For Immediate Release: 12/22/2023 5:19 PM
Please direct questions to the District Office

Idaho State Police are investigating a three-vehicle collision which occurred on October 22, 2023, at approximately 5:30 A.M. on westbound Interstate 84, near mile post 18.5, southwest of New Plymouth.

A 2009 Nissan Rogue, driven by a 30-year-old male from Caldwell, was stopped on the right shoulder of westbound I84. While attempting to re-enter traffic, the Rogue was struck by a 2021 Cascadia Freightliner semi, driven by a 48-year-old male from Candler, North Carolina. The Cascadia was also occupied by a 58-year-old male from Hickory, North Carolina. A 2020 Freightliner tractor trailer, pulled off to the right shoulder, to avoid the collision with the other two vehicles and slid down the embankment and onto its side. The 2020 freightliner was being driven by a 49-year-old male from Garner, North Carolina.

The driver and passenger of the Cascadia semi were transported to a local area hospital via ground ambulance.

Traffic on I84 was blocked for approximately 10.5 hours, allowing for emergency responders and tow trucks to assist those involved and clear the scene.

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