A A three-vehicle “horror” crash in Canyon County along the eastbound Idaho Route 44 sent four Treasury residents to the hospital. including a 24-year-old woman from Boise.
At 1:01 p.m. Tuesday, Distin Miller was stopped on Idaho 44 as he attempted to make a left turn onto Eel Lane when a 2003 Mercury Mountaineer driven by a 57-year-old Nampa woman. pushed Miller’s car from behind a 2015 Nissan Altima. According to a news release from the Idaho State Police and a GoFundMe page set up to help Miller with medical expenses, it’s oncoming traffic.
A 62-year-old Nampa man was a passenger in the Climber, state police said.
A 2011 Honda Pilot driven by a 52-year-old Nampa woman then struck Miller’s vehicle, the release said. All drivers and passengers were transported by ambulance to local hospitals. Other drivers and passengers are unknown.
“She is such a strong and selfless young woman that she overcomes EVERYTHING that comes her way. She’s been through a lot in her life and she’s still going through it! We are all thankful she is alive! Jolene O’Boskey, a GoFundMe organizer and friend of Miller’s, wrote in the post.
The page hopes to raise $10,000 to cover Miller’s medical expenses and “other financial obligations.”
According to the GoFundMe page and O’Bosky, Miller is in stable condition and is awaiting the results of an MRI to determine possible back and leg surgery. He may also need ankle surgery.
Miller’s dog, Oso, was also in the car at the time of the crash and is said to be OK.
The medical conditions of the drivers and other passengers were not available Wednesday. The Idaho Statesman reached out to ISP for additional information.
The crash happened at Milepost 7 and blocked traffic on Idaho 44 for about two and a half hours, according to state police. The investigation is ongoing.
This story was originally published October 19, 2022 at 8:45 am.