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Chain-reaction crash clogs eastbound I-84 in Nampa Thursday

Cars creep past an accident scene on eastbound I-84 in Nampa Thursday afternoon
Cars creep past an accident scene on eastbound I-84 in Nampa Thursday afternoon

Idaho State Police are investigating a six-car crash that stalled traffic on eastbound Interstate 84 in Nampa for much of Thursday afternoon.

The chain-reaction crash happened about 1:50 p.m. shortly before the Franklin Boulevard off-ramp, ISP reports.

Rosalie G. Gisler, 77, of Caldwell was driving a 2006 GMC Sierra pickup when she failed to slow for traffic and hit a 2008 Toyota Scion driven by Janet L. Martinez, 55, of Marsing and a 2010 Hyundai Genesis, driven by Chad W. Smith, 29, of Nampa, ISP reports. Smith’s car then hit a 2012 Chrysler Town and Country driven by Tiffany C. Wright, 28, of Marsing. Wright's vehicle struck a 1996 Chevy pickup driven by Gary L. Early, 64, of Caldwell, and Early's vehicle hit a 2007 Ford F350 pickup driven by Elvin R. Simpson Jr, 62, of Parma.

Gisler was taken by ambulance to Saint Alphonsus Regional Medical Center in Boise. All occupants were wearing seatbelts, ISP said.

The left lane and a portion of the right lane were blocked for about 90 minutes couple of hours, backing up eastbound traffic.

Nampa police and fire crews assisted ISP at the scene.

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