"The driver of a semitrailer turning east onto East Kuna Road didn't see a car approaching from the south on Cloverdale Road at 7:30 a.m. Wednesday, Ada County sheriff's spokesman Patrick Orr said.
The driver of the car was hurt, but those injuries were not life-threatening. That person was taken to a local hospital, Orr said; their name was not publicly available Wednesday morning.
The semi driver — John Jasnsenbanbeek, 55, of Nampa — was cited for an improper left turn, Orr said.
INTERSTATE 84 CRASH SLOWS MORNING COMMUTE
Slightly earlier Wednesday, the driver of a Saturn Ion was injured when his vehicle rear-ended a semitrailer on I-84 near the Ten Mile Road exit west of Meridian.
According to Idaho State Police, Brandon Gibbish-Hood of Caldwell was eastbound on the freeway when he "was unable to slow for traffic in front of him" and hit the semi shortly before 6:35 a.m.
ISP initially reported that no one was injured in the crash. But later Wednesday, the agency said Gibbish-Hood, 19, was taken to St. Luke's Meridian Medical Center. Gibbish-Hood was not wearing a seat belt. He was not listed as a patient at the hospital Wednesday afternoon.
The driver of the semi — 52-year-old David Sebastian of Middleton — was apparently not hurt.
Both vehicles were able to be moved to the shoulder of the freeway, according to ISP. But the incident still slowed down eastbound traffic for a short while."
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