Idaho State Police have identified the victim of a freak two-vehicle accident Tuesday morning as 64-year-old John Pew of Nampa.
ISP said Pew was driving a Mazda pickup on Northside Boulevard just before 6 a.m. when a vehicle, driven by 21-year-old Tyler Callahan of Weiser crashed through a median on Interstate 84 in Nampa, flew off the interstate and land on top of Pew's vehicle, below the I-84 overpass. Pew, Callahan and two juvenile passengers in Callahan's vehicle were rushed to St. Alphonsus Regional Medical Center in Boise. Pew succumbed to his injuries a short time later.
The investigation is ongoing.
ORIGINAL POST: March 29, 2016 9 a.m.
Idaho State Police officials are investigating a fatal accident during Tuesday morning's rush hour that shut down a portion of I-84 and a Nampa street. One person was killed in the crash when a vehicle fell from the interstate and crashed into another vehicle on the road below.
Nampa police shut down the southbound lanes of Northside Boulevard, near the Amalgamated Sugar Plant, just before 6 a.m. That's when witnesses said a westbound passenger car on I-84 crashed through a barrier on the interstate and landed on top of a northbound pickup truck on Northside. Initial reports from the scene indicated one person died in the crash, but police did not specify whether the victim was in the car or pickup.
The morning rush hour was was diverted around the crash scene for nearly two hours. The identity of the victim has not been released.
Boise Police are asking anyone who may have seen suspicious vehicles or activity in the area during the night of Oct. 25 or the early morning of Oct. 26 to call Crime Stoppers at 208-343-COPS, or use the P3 Tips app.