Six Vehicle Pileup Near Boise Sends One To The Hospital


By Paul Johnson

Boise, Idaho ( KMVT-TV / KSVT-TV ) - Idaho State Police say on Wednesday May 14 at 5:10pm, a six vehicle injury crash happened on I-84 just west of the Maple Grove Overpass. Edith Gelhar, 40, of Boise, was stopped in the lane of travel in a Dodge van due to traffic congestion. Also stopped behind her vehicle were Danette Cragin, 54, of Boise in a Toyota 4-Runner, Chad Franklin, 43, of Nampa, in a Ford F-150, and Shawn Adams, 38, of Nampa, in a Mazda 3. Debra Caldwell, 61, of Homedale, was westbound in a Nissan Juke. Caldwell failed to yield to the stopped vehicles in front of her and crashed into the back of Adams' Mazda 3. The Mazda then hit the Ford, which hit the Toyota, which hit Gelhar's Dodge van. Caldwell's vehicle was then rear-ended by a Honda Civic driven by Jessica Davidsmeier, 26, of Boise.
All occupants of the vehicles reported they were wearing seatbelts. Davidsmeier was transported by ground ambulance to St. Luke's in Boise. The second lane from the right was blocked for approximately thirty-five minutes while troopers worked to clear the scene.

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