Truck Pushes Another Vehicle Into Local Motel


By Paul Johnson

Jerome, Idaho - ( KMVT-TV / KTWT-TV ) - No injuries reported, but some structural damage was done to a local motel near the freeway in Jerome county. At about 6:45 pm, Friday January 24, 2014 the Idaho State Police investigated a two vehicle crash at the Days Inn, at the Highway 93 I-84 interchange. Police say James Schmoyer, 42 of Longview, Washington was driving a Kenworth semi truck pulling one trailer. Schmoyer exited his vehicle at the Flying J Gas station, failing to set the parking brakes. The commercial vehicle began rolling through the gas station parking lot and on to the motel lot. Schmoyer’s vehicle struck an unoccupied 2007 Dodge Ram, which was forced into the building. The Pickup came to rest partially inside two motel rooms.

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