UPDATE: Law enforcement investigating fatal crash on I-84
Crash occurred in a construction zone just east of Jerome
TWIN FALLS, Idaho (KMVT/KSVT) — UPDATE: Friday night, at approximately 6:36 p.m., a fatal crash occured on Interstate 84 in construction zone near milepost 172, just east of Jerome.
A car with three passengers, Javier Jimenez Negrete, 51, Anselma Martinez Vazquez, 45, and a minor, was travelling eastbound in a 2020 GMC Canyon. A ratchet from an unknown vehicle broke through the windshield striking the driver, Jimenez Negrete, causing the car to then drive off the right shoulder and into the median.
Javier Jimenez Negrete succumbed to his injuries at the scene of the crash.
All occupants of the vehicle were wearing their seatbelts at the time of the crash.
Idaho State Police has confirmed to KMVT a fatal crash occurred Friday night in the westbound lanes of Interstate 84. The incident was located at milepost 172, just west of the Twin Falls exit.
Traffic is heavy, please avoid the area.
We have a reporter headed to the scene and will bring you more details as soon as they become available.
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