BOISE, Idaho — A Boise man is dead after a two-vehicle crash on eastbound I-84 at milepost 71, 14 miles east of Boise. The crash happened at around 8:45 Tuesday morning, according to a news release from Idaho State Police.
67-year-old John Wheeler, of Boise, was driving west on I84 in a 2007 Mazda B2300 pickup truck. 44-year-old Christian Giesbrecht, of Pocatello, was headed east in a 2021 Peterbilt semi pulling a trailer.
Sadly, one crash on I-84 east of Boise this morning resulted in a fatal injury. The incident remains under investigation. The slick roads, however, are a good reminder to all of us just how quickly precip can turn to ice on our roads. 'Tis the season, #SlowDown #WinterDriving https://t.co/9QNJ6cxrwn— Idaho State Police District 3 (@ISPWesternIdaho) December 22, 2020
The Mazda crossed into the eastbound lanes, where it hit the Peterbilt and came to a rest in the median. The semi stopped on the eastbound I-84 71 off-ram, according to ISP.
Both people involved were wearing seatbelts. Wheeler died of his injuries at this scene of the crash and next of kin has been notified.
The left lane was blocked by emergency vehicles for around one hour and 45 minutes. The crash is under investigation by Idaho State Police.
The highway east of Boise near the Stage Stop was slick this morning. ISP said on Twitter they responded to four crashes and multiple slide-offs.