Canyon County

2 hurt, trooper OK after pickup hits stopped truck on I-84

Emergency crews work at the scene of a bizarre crash on westbound Interstate 84 Tuesday afternoon in which a vehicle slammed into a vehicle that had been pulled over, injuring both drivers.
Emergency crews work at the scene of a bizarre crash on westbound Interstate 84 Tuesday afternoon in which a vehicle slammed into a vehicle that had been pulled over, injuring both drivers.

An Idaho State Police trooper was hit but reportedly OK Tuesday afternoon after a pickup truck he had pulled over on westbound Interstate 84 east of Nampa was hit by another pickup, ISP reports.

Drivers of both vehicles were transported to local hospitals after the crash just past McDermott Road shortly before 3 p.m., ISP reports. ISP Sgt. Matt Smith was standing on the passenger side of the stopped pickup truck, which was knocked into him by the other truck.

“He went over the Jersey barrier,” ISP spokeswoman Teresa Baker said, and was not seriously injured. He was taken to St. Luke’s in Meridian to get checked out.

Both pickup drivers were more seriously injured, but no information about their injuries or conditions was available Tuesday afternoon. Both were taken by ambulance to a local hospital, Baker said.

Two lanes of westbound I-84 remained closed at 4:30 p.m. while crews cleanup the site. Idaho State Police warn commuters that delays could continue through the evening rush hour.

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