Five people were taken to the hospital after an 11-vehicle chain-reaction crash on Interstate 84 in Idaho on Friday afternoon, according to a news release from Idaho State Police. One of the vehicles caught up in the crash was an ambulance.
The crash happened at 3:39 p.m. west of Caldwell when 49-year-old Joseph Bryant of Eagle Mountain, Utah, was driving a 2016 Volvo commercial vehicle east on I-84. It was pulling a fully loaded car-hauler, state police report. Then Bryant failed to slow for stopped traffic in front of him.
His vehicle collided with the rear of a vehicle driven by 67-year-old Steven Hale of Nampa. Hale’s Freightliner tractor-trailer was pulling an empty flatbed trailer, which jack-knifed after being hit. What followed was a crash involving nine other vehicles.
These are the other nine people involved in the accident: Kristian Stewart, 26, of Nampa, Idaho; Douglas Jones, 63, of Chattaroy, Washington; Travis Spencer, 38, of Caldwell, Idaho; Jacob Burnett, 23, of Middleton, Idaho; Felicia Clarke, 32, of Garden City, Idaho; Elyse Humphreys, 24, of Meridian, Idaho; Eric Neiswanger, 41, of Jackson, Wyoming; and Arturo Carrillo, 27, of Caldwell, Idaho; and 30-year-old Christopher Lundquist of Boise, Idaho.
Kristian Stewart was driving a 2015 Dodge Ram 1500; Douglas Jones was driving a 2011 Lexus RX; Travis Spencer was driving a Ford F-450 Payette Ambulance; Jacob Burnett was driving a 2000 Mercury Cougar; Felicia Clarke was driving a Subaru Outback; Elyse Humphreys was driving a 2014 Nissan Versa; Eric Neiswanger was driving a 2015 Subaru Hatchback; Lundquist was driving a 2018 Nissan NV200 van; and Arturo Carrillo was driving a 2017 Dodge Ram 2500 pickup.
Humphreys was taken by ground ambulance to Saint Alphonsus Regional Medical Center in Boise.
Neiswanger was taken by ground ambulance to West Valley Medical Center in Caldwell.
Jones and Bryant were transported by ground ambulance to Saint Luke's Regional Medical Center in Nampa.
Hale was flown by air ambulance to Saint Alphonsus Regional Medical Center in Boise.
Hale was not wearing a seat belt.
All of the eastbound lanes on I-84 were blocked for about seven hours while crews worked to clear the scene.
The crash is under investigation by Idaho State Police.