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Two Injured Following Multiple Car Pileup On I-86

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By Paul Johnson

Burley, Idaho ( KMVT-TV / KTWT-TV ) - An early morning accident on I-86 milepost 1, near the I-84 and I-86 split sent two people to the hospital. The Idaho State Police say the accident at 6:17am Thursday morning, blocked the westbound lanes of travel for about three hours.
State Police say Kenneth Parks, 27 of Twin Falls west westbound in a 1994 Chevrolet Suburban. He swerved to avoid a deer and lost control. The Suburban rolled coming to rest upright in the left lane of travel.

Steven Spencer, 47, of Jerome, ID, was driving a 2008 commercial vehicle hauling three trailers. Spencer was able to avoid a direct collision with Parks' vehicle but did make some contact. Spencer was able to make a controlled stop on the right shoulder of the road.

Arthur Cox, 59, of Meridian, ID, was driving in a 2006 Chevrolet pick-up. Cox collided with Parks' vehicle in the left lane of travel. Cox came to rest facing the wrong way in the right lane of travel.

Jeff Adger, 60, of Boise, ID, was driving a 2013 Peterbilt semi hauling one trailer. Adger collided head on with Cox's pick-up. Adger was able to come to a stop on the right shoulder. Cox's vehicle was pushed by the collision into a nearby fence.

Kenneth Parks and Arthur Cox were transported by ground ambulance to Cassia Regional Medical Center.

All drivers were wearing seat belts.


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