Nampa man walking on I-84 hit and killed

JEROME -- A Nampa man died after he was hit by multiple cars while walking on Interstate 84 early Tuesday morning.

According to Idaho State Police, 33-year-old Lyndon Buffington was headed east near Jerome when he pulled over onto the median shoulder near milepost 176. Buffington got out of his car and began walking down I-84 in the lane of travel.

Police say his passenger, 32-year-old Malinda Buffington of Kuna, moved into the driver's seat and began to drive the car away.

A short time later, Lyndon Buffington was hit by a vehicle. Police say he was hit by at least one more car after the initial collision, and died at the scene.

The vehicle that initially struck the man did not stop, and has not been located by ISP. No description of the vehicle has been released.

Police say Lyndon Buffington and his passenger were reportedly arguing before he pulled over, but it's unclear why he was walking in the lanes of the interstate.

The eastbound lanes of the interstate were partially blocked for about five hours. The crash remains under investigation.

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