Boise & Garden City

Man thrown from Jeep, flown to hospital in crash east of Boise

Just before 11 p.m. on Wednesday, Star man James Lubacky, 54, was driving a 1992 Jeep Wrangler west on Interstate 84 near mile marker 72 when he drove off the right shoulder, according to the Idaho State Police.

When he hit the rumble strips on the side of the roadway, Lubacky overcorrected, drove through the median, and across the eastbound travel lanes.

The Jeep rolled over on the right shoulder of the eastbound lanes. Lubacky was not wearing a seatbelt and was ejected from the Jeep, according to the Idaho State Police. He was transported by air ambulance to Saint Alphonsus Regional Medical Center in Boise.

The freeway’s eastbound lanes were blocked for about an hour. The crash is still under investigation by the Idaho State Police.