Pile-Up on W/B I-84 near Jerome – Fatality Reported

The ISP report a fatality crash happened on Monday, December 19, 2016 at approximately 7:30 p.m. which caused a pile-up on westbound I-84 near Jerome.

Joseph Edwards, 33 years old of Gooding, was traveling westbound on I-84 in a 2001 Nissan Pathfinder when he lost control of the SUV, struck the guard rail and then was struck by a semi hauling two trailers, and a 2004 Chevrolet Cavalier driven by a Filer woman and a Volvo semi pulling a single trailer.

Edwards died at the scene. His passenger, Shauna Edwards of Gooding, was transported by ground ambulance to St. Luke’s Magic Valley in Twin Falls, and later transported by air ambulance to St. Alphonsus in Boise. Her condition is unknown at this time. ISP is not clear whether or not passenger Shauna Edwards was wearing her seat belt when the crash occurred. The other drivers and occupants involved in the multi-vehicle accident were their wearing seat belts.

Westbound I-84 was blocked for almost 5 hours. The accident is still under investigation. The forecast predicts that more winter weather is on the way. The ITD and ISP caution motorists to plan extra time and slow down when conditions so prescribe. Slick roads with snow, black ice and restricted visibility have been reported in many parts of the state. It is better to arrive late than not at all.

If you or a loved one has been injured in a crash due to another’s negligence, the personal injury team at Racine Olson is available for a consultation. Our skilled professional lawyers can be reached at: 208-232-6101.

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