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Road sign destroyed, but no one injured in unusual morning crash in Nampa

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Posted at 12:00 PM, May 31, 2017
and last updated 2017-05-31 14:00:50-04

A two-vehicle crash snarled westbound Interstate 84 traffic early Wednesday morning –- and sent hundreds of pieces of an electronic road construction sign across the freeway lanes.

The accident was reported about 6:30 a.m. at milepost 38, the Garrity/Idaho Center interchange.  

According to the Idaho State Police, a 2008 Dodge Nitro, driven by Bobby Johnson, 31, of Nampa, was traveling westbound when he went onto the right shoulder and struck a variable message sign. 

The sign was then pushed into the lanes of travel where it was struck by a 2014 Kenworth, driven by Dan Delozier, 64, of Pocatello. 

Debris from the sign was spread across all the lanes of travel. 

Neither driver sustained any injuries.

Both were wearing their seatbelts, police said.
 
The lanes of travel were obstructed for approximately two hours, while crews worked to clear the debris from the nearly-destroyed sign.