Boy injured in wrong way crash on Interstate 84 near Jerome

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by Associated Press

NWCN.com

Posted on February 2, 2013 at 2:05 PM

Updated Saturday, Feb 2 at 5:26 PM

BOISE -- Idaho State Police say a 17-year-old boy from Jerome has been hospitalized after driving the wrong way on Interstate 84 near Jerome and running head-on into a semitrailer.

Police say the crash occurred about 4 a.m. Saturday when the boy's Chevrolet Traverse struck a 2007 Volvo semitrailer that was pulling two trailers.

Police say the boy's vehicle was traveling east in the westbound lanes and struck the semi head-on and then hit the first trailer as the semitrailer driver tried to swerve out of the way. The driver of the semitrailer wasn't injured.

Police say I- 84 was blocked for about four hours.

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