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Fatal crash kills one, blocks interstate west of Caldwell

Posted at 10:50 PM, Jul 01, 2019
and last updated 2019-07-02 00:50:01-04

CALDWELL, IDAHO — Police say a young Nampa man is dead after he collided with the back of a semi on I-84 west of Caldwell Monday night.

Caldwell police say the semi driver was headed west, when he took the exit 26 off-ramp toward Notus and Parma and slowed for the upcoming stop.

Police say 22-year-old Luis Cepeda of Nampa was also driving westbound on I-84, in a 2007 Ford Explorer, when he failed to yield for slowing traffic and slammed into the back of the semi's trailer.

Police say Cepeda was not wearing a seatbelt and died at the scene.

The truck driver was wearing a seat belt.

The crash closed the westbound I-84 26 off-ramp for about three hours.