Wife of man crushed by car from overpass files claim

NAMPA -- The wife of a man who died when a car went off an Interstate 84 overpass and landed on his pickup has filed a tort claim against the Idaho Department of Transportation.

The Idaho Press-Tribune reports that Patty Pew is seeking damages exceeding $50,000 related to her husband John Pew's death.

John Pew died at a local hospital after a Chevrolet Impala driven by 21-year-old Tyler Callahan of Weiser went off the overpass March 29. Idaho State Police spokeswoman Teresa Baker said Thursday the crash is still being investigated.

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The tort claim argues that since there was no concrete barrier between the eastbound and westbound lanes of traffic on I-84, Callahan's vehicle was free to go airborne.

The Idaho Department of Transportation declined to comment.

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