NAMPA - One person is dead after a weather-related car crash that happened between the Franklin and Garrity interchanges of I-84 Tuesday night.
Idaho State Police say 51-year-old Johnny Robinson, of Nampa, lost control of his car in icy conditions and was hit by another in the westbound lanes of I-84. A passenger in Robinson's car, 73-year-old Imogene Robinson of Nampa, died at the scene of the crash.
A third car was also involved in the crash.
The call came in at 6:30 p.m. - just as police began responding to a wave of weather-related crashes in the Treasure Valley.
The storm blew across the Idaho-Oregon border late Tuesday afternoon, bringing snow to Canyon and Ada counties starting around 5 p.m.
MORE ACCIDENTS ON CHRISTMAS
Another accident just east of Ten Mile Road completely blocked the westbound lanes of I-84 just before 7 p.m. The extent of the injuries suffered in that crash is unknown.
Police across the valley responded to several other slide-offs and rollovers at the same time.
A five-car accident near the Firebird Raceway tied up traffic on State Highway 16.
Yet another crash happened on Pleasant Valley Road, south of Gowen Road. Three people were taken to the hospital with non-life threatening injuries after that crash.
Police caution drivers to pay attention to changing weather conditions, and drive accordingly.
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