Traffic & Transportation

Man thrown from vehicle onto I-84, hit by truck dies Friday

A 70-year-old man died Friday when he was thrown from a vehicle onto Interstate 84, where he was hit by a moving semi-truck near Mountain Home.

The crash occurred around 2:50 p.m. when a 2002 Dodge Durango drifted off the right shoulder of I-84, east of Mountain Home. The driver overcorrected and the Durango crossed both eastbound lanes, entering the median, according to the Elmore County Sheriff’s Office.

The Durango then rolled through the median and entered the westbound lanes, where it came to rest on its wheels. The vehicle was blocking both lanes.

The unrestrained 70-year-old man, from Iowa, was riding in the back seat of the Durango and was ejected from the vehicle. His body landed in the westbound lanes, where he was struck and died at the scene.

The driver of the Durango, a 70-year-old Iowa woman, was transported by air ambulance to Saint Alphonsus Regional Medical Center in Boise with serious injuries. Another passenger, a 52-year-old man from Idaho, was also transported with serious injuries.

The driver of the truck was treated and released at the scene.

Authorities have not disclosed the victims’ names.

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