UPDATE: One dies from injuries sustained in Jerome County crash

The accident occurred on I-84 Wednesday afternoon
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Published: Sep. 16, 2020 at 11:56 PM MDT|Updated: Sep. 24, 2020 at 11:24 AM MDT
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TWIN FALLS, Idaho (KMVT/KSVT) - One of the passengers a in multi-vehicle crash on Interstate 84 on Sept. 16 has died of his injuries.

Idaho State Police said Jim George, 43, of Nampa died of his injuries on Tuesday, Sept. 22. George was the passenger in a pickup truck that rear-ended by a semi-truck that failed to slow for traffic in a construction zone.

In the initial news release following the crash, Idaho State Police said on Sept. 16, just before 2 p.m. Joshua Galvan, 26, of Winnemucca, Nevada, was driving westbound on I-84 in a 2009 Chevy C3500 truck, while Karen Gardunio, 35, of Heyburn, Idaho, was also in the westbound lane of I-84 in a 2015 Dodge Journey.

Meanwhile, Thomas Davis, 70, of Moore, Texas, was driving westbound on I-84 in a red 2019 Freightliner semi-tractor and didn’t slow down for traffic in the construction zone. Davis ended up rear-ending the pick-up and SUV. The crash occurred about 2 and a half miles east of the Hazelton exit on Ridgeway Road.

Galvan was transported by ground ambulance to the Cassia Regional Medical Center. Gardunio was transported to the Cassia Regional Medical Center by private vehicle.

Galvan’s passenger, George,was transported to the Eastern Idaho Regional Medical Center by air ambulance.

All occupants except George were wearing seatbelts.

The Idaho State Police was assisted by the Jerome County Sheriff’s Office, Hazelton QRU, Magic Valley Paramedics, and Air St. Luke’s.

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