BOISE -- One person was taken to the hospital after a three-vehicle wreck on eastbound I-84 Friday afternoon.
The crashes were reported at around 12:51 p.m. east of the Eagle Road off-ramp, near Cloverdale Road. Two lanes were shut down for hours, and traffic backed up significantly in the area. All lanes were reopened around 3:30 p.m.
Idaho State Police Trooper Michael Kish said the chain-reaction of wrecks happened after one of the vehicles tried to pass another.
"When it tried to overtake one of the other vehicles, it clipped one of the other vehicles, which then sent them into a third vehicle,"
ISP said 24-year-old Cameron Dill of Boise was driving a 1995 Honda Civic and tried to change lanes when he hit the front of a 2015 Ford F-150 pickup driven by James Tully, 26, of Moses Lake, Wash.
Dill lost control, crossed several lanes and crashed into a 2008 Chevrolet Impala driven by 62-year-old Linda Hill of Boise.
The cars flipped in the collision, landing on their roofs on the side of the road. The pickup's driver was able to pull over to the shoulder.
Hill was transported by ground ambulance to St. Luke's Medical Center in Meridian.
Hill suffered only minor injuries, Kish said.
"They're very lucky to be in as good of shape as they are," he said. "People are shaken up - to be expected - but with only one person transported, they're very fortunate."
Police say speed was likely a factor in the wreck.
ISP at first shut down three lanes of traffic, bottlenecking motorists into the far left lane to get around. The blocked lanes combined with the volume of drivers caused "chaos," Kish said. Later, a second lane was opened up.
The investigation is ongoing.
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