Hail May Have Caused Fatal Crash Near Jerome
JEROME, Idaho (KLIX)- According to a press release from Idaho State Police on Saturday, May 21, 2016, at 6:04 p.m., the ISP investigated a fatality crash on eastbound Interstate 84 at milepost 181, near Jerome.
Nichi Haak, age 61, of Florence, Oregon, was driving eastbound on Interstate 84 in a 2002 Honda CRV when she lost control and went off the right shoulder.
Jessica Stoker, age 24, of Burley, was driving eastbound on Interstate 84 in a 2015 GMC Yukon. Stoker lost control, went off the right shoulder and t-boned Haak's vehicle on the driver's side. Stoker's vehicle came to a stop in a field off the right shoulder.
Haak was transported by air ambulance to St. Alphonsus Regional Medical Center in Boise, where she succumbed to her injuries. Notification to family has been made.
Stoker, and her passenger Spencer Stoker, age 28 of Burley, were transported by ground ambulance to St. Luke's Magic Valley Regional Medical Center in Twin Falls.
Hail was reported on the roadway at the time of the crash. Airbags were deployed in both vehicles and all occupants were wearing seatbelts. No impairment for either driver is suspected. No citations have been issued pending further investigation. The right lane of eastbound Interstate 84 was blocked for 2 hours.
This crash is under investigation by the Idaho State Police.