A Payette man is in fair condition on Aug. 1, after the pickup he was driving on I-84 was struck by the vehicle of a motorist whose tire went flat.
According to Idaho State Police, Dennis Croner, 78, was driving west on Interstate 84 in a 2016 Dodge Ram 1500, when a 2005 Honda Odyssey minivan traveling in the same direction and being driven by Kiersten Nielsen, 35, of Provo Utah struck Croner’s vehicle.
According to the news release, when the tire went flat on Nielsen’s minivan, she lost control of her vehicle.
The accident happened at milepost 6.5, near New Plymouth at about 1:43 p.m., according to a news release.
“Croner’s vehicle went off the left shoulder, rolled into the median, and came to rest right side up,” reads the release.
Croner, who was not wearing a seatbelt, was taken by Life Flight to Saint Alphonsus Regional Medical Center in Boise, where he was still being cared for as of Tuesday afternoon, according to a hospital spokesman.
Nielsen was wearing a seatbelt.
The lanes were blocked for approximately two and a-half hours while crews worked to clear the scene.
This crash remains under investigation by Idaho State Police.