3 injured in I-84 crash near Jerome
Semi-truck failed to slow for traffic entering construction zone
JEROME, Idaho (KMVT/KSVT) - Three people were injured Thursday afternoon after a semi-truck failed to slow for traffic entering a construction zone on Interstate 84 near Jerome.
Idaho State Police said a semi-truck, hauling a trailer, driven by Edwin Rodriguez-Orozco, 33, of Wheatland, California, traveled westbound and struck the back of Twin Falls’ Ronald Davidson, 57, who was traveling in a pickup truck. Davidson’s pickup truck then struck the back of a pickup truck driven by Betty Wentworth, 49.
Davidson was flown to Eastern Idaho Regional Medical Center in Idaho Falls. Wentworth and her passenger Deborah Reynolds, 47, of Twin Falls, were transported by ground ambulance to St. Luke's Magic Valley Medical Center in Twin Falls.
The left lane of eastbound traffic was briefly blocked for emergency vehicles. The westbound lanes were blocked for more than two hours. The crash remains under investigation with assistance from Jerome Police Department, Jerome County Sheriff’s Office, Jerome Fire and Paramedics, Magic Valley Paramedics, and the Idaho Transportation Department.
UPDATED (7/2 — 7:30 p.m.):
Both westbound lanes are now open.
A KMVT reporter arrived on scene just as Life Flight was taking off, however, there is no confirmation if there were injuries or not.
We’ll continue to keep you updated as more information becomes available.
Westbound traffic on Interstate 84 near Jerome is blocked due to a crash about a mile east of exit 168.
Idaho State Police sent out a news release at about 4:40 p.m. Thursday. ISP said all westbound traffic is blocked.
A KMVT reporter is en route.
More information will be posted when it becomes available.
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