Rupert man killed in I-84 crash near Hazelton

A semi-truck driver was injured
Posted at 2:19 AM, Jun 12, 2019
and last updated 2019-06-12 08:18:03-04

JEROME COUNTY, Idaho — Idaho State Police are investigating a deadly crash that happened Tuesday afternoon near Hazelton.

38-year-old Marty Lowder, of Rupert, was traveling west on I-84 in a 2003 Ford Crown Vic when he crossed the median and went into the eastbound lanes. 38-year-old Rosalio Llamas, of Burien, Washington, was traveling east in a 2007 Kenworth semi, hauling two trailers loaded with potatoes. The semi hit Lowder's vehicle head on. The vehicles came to a rest in the left lane where they caught fire.

Lowder died from his injuries at the scene. Llamas was taken to St. Luke's Magic Valley in Twin Falls by air ambulance. It is unknown if either driver were wearing seatbelts. Next of kin have been notified.

The eastbound lanes were blocked for five hours as crews cleared the scene.

The Idaho State Police was assisted by The Idaho State Police was assisted by Jerome County Sheriff's Office, the Idaho Transportation Department, Fish and Game, Magic Valley Paramedics, Air St Lukes, Rock Creek QRU, First Segregation EMS, and West End Fire Department.

This crash is under investigation by the Idaho State Police.