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Boise woman dies following fiery nine-car crash on Interstate 84

Nine vehicles involved in fiery crash along I-84; one person has life-threatening injuries...
Nine vehicles involved in fiery crash along I-84; one person has life-threatening injuries (Courtesy Idaho State Police)(KMVT)
Published: May. 11, 2021 at 4:57 PM MDT|Updated: May. 17, 2021 at 12:13 PM MDT
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BOISE, Idaho (KMVT/KSVT) —Update: The woman critically injured in last Tuesday’s nine-car crash on Interstate 84 has died.

Additional information on the deceased will be released by the Ada County Coroner’s Office.

This incident remains under investigation by the Idaho State Police.

ORIGINAL STORY:

Idaho State Police Troopers are investigating a crash that involved nine vehicles and blocked or delayed traffic on Interstate 84 for much of the day Tuesday in Boise.

Idaho State Police says the incident started after the driver of a Toyota Tacoma pickup, a 28-year-old man from Parma, made a sudden lane change, hitting a semi-truck loaded with 65,000 pounds worth of lumber. It quickly caught on fire.

Troopers say the semi sideswiped an eastbound vehicle before crashing through the concrete median and hit a westbound semi that jack-knifed.

ISP says a 27-year-old Boise woman, who’s car was hit by debris, suffered life-threatening injuries.

Two lanes of travel are blocked in both directions as crews work to clear and repair the roadway.

“Idaho State Police would like to thank the other emergency response agencies who immediately came to the scene to assist those involved and aid in the investigation and scene management,” ISP says. “Troopers’ gratitude goes out to Boise and Meridian Police, the Ada County Sheriff’s Department, Ada County EMS, Boise and Meridian Fire, the Idaho Transportation Department, and responding tow companies.”

This incident remains under active investigation by the Idaho State Police.

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