Traffic & Transportation

Police identify 29-year-old motorcyclist killed in I-84 crash outside Meridian

A motorcyclist was killed in a crash on eastbound Interstate 84 around 4:20 p.m. on Monday, according to Idaho State Police.

Clark Nelson, a 29-year-old from Nampa, was driving east on I-84 on a 2012 Suzuki motorcycle when the crash occurred, according to ISP.

Nelson drove onto the left shoulder and struck a disabled 2003 Honda Pilot that was parked in the median, police reported. Nelson then sideswiped a 2010 Ford Explorer and was thrown from the motorcycle. He died of his injuries on scene.

Nelson was wearing a helmet.

The crash happened near the Black Cat overpass, west of Meridian, police said. Three lanes of travel were blocked for approximately two hours while Idaho State Police investigated.

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Kate reports on West Ada and Canyon County for the Idaho Statesman. She previously wrote for the Louisville Courier-Journal, the Center for Investigative Reporting and the Providence Business News. She has been published in The Atlantic and BuzzFeed News. Kate graduated from Brown University with a degree in urban studies.