Two busy stretches of Treasure Valley highway were closed for most of Wednesday afternoon after separate accidents.
A car-motorcycle crash closed State Street near the Idaho 16 turnoff to Emmett about 1:45 p.m., according to the Ada County Sheriff’s Office. Two motorcycles heading west on State Street attempted to turn left onto Idaho 16, and an eastbound car hit one of the motorcycles, ACSO reports.
The motorcyclist was injured and treated at the scene, the sheriff's office reports. The investigation is ongoing, with no citations issued as of Wednesday evening.
Meanwhile, a five-vehicle crash on Interstate 84 in Caldwell at 11:42 a.m. closed the eastbound lanes near 10th Street. Several people were transported to local hospitals, but details on their injuries were not available Wednesday evening.
Lanes on the freeway remained closed for about four hours.
ISP reports that David Gonzalez, 24, of Wilder was driving east on I-84 near milepost 27 when he slowed to a stop because of construction in the area. Andrew Deckard, 41, of Eagle failed to stop, and his tow truck slammed into the back of Gonzalez's Honda Accord and pushed it into an SUV driven by Anthony Galloway, 38, of Anchorage, Alaska.
After hitting the Accord, Deckard's tow truck then veered into the right lane and hit a semi-truck driven by Roderick Smith, 65, of Wilder. Galen Cowger, 26, of Wilder attempted to avoid the collision but was hit by the tow truck, ISP reports.