Idaho State Police

06/15/2019 | Press release | Distributed by Public on 06/15/2019 19:28

Update 2: Crash Blocks Lanes on Interstate 84 in Boise

News Release - Update 2: Crash Blocks Lanes on Interstate 84 in Boise

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

For Immediate Release:  6/15/2019 7:20 p.m.
Please direct questions to the District Office


On June 15, 2019, at approximately 3:13 p.m., Idaho State Police investigated a two-vehicle injury-crash on westbound Interstate 84 at milepost 49, in Boise, ID.

Anthony Williams, 23, of Boise, ID, was driving westbound on I84 in a 2009 Subaru Impreza.  Williams failed to yield to slowing traffic and collided with the rear of a 2014 Mazda MZ5, driven by Benjamin Hawks, 32, of Mountain Home, ID.  The Mazda MZ5 was in the second left hand lane of travel when it was struck.  It then drove across both right lanes, struck the barrier and came to rest in the far right lane of travel.  The Subaru Impreza spun onto the right shoulder.  All occupants were wearing a seatbelt.

Hawks, along with his passenger Nerici Palacio, 33, of Mountain Home, ID, and four juvenile passengers were transported by ground ambulance to Saint Luke's Meridian Medical Center.

The right three lanes of travel were blocked for approximately one hour.

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All lanes are open.


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The Idaho State Police is investigating a crash westbound Interstate 84 at milepost 49, in Boise.  The three right westbound lanes of travel are blocked at this time.  More information will be released as it becomes available.


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