1 Utahn dead, 2 injured after rollover on I-84 in Idaho

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CALDWELL, Idaho, Jan. 3, 2018 (Gephardt Daily) — One Utah resident was killed and two others were injured after a rollover crash on Interstate 84 near Caldwell in the early hours of Wednesday morning.

The incident occurred on westbound I-84 at mile marker 29, just after 1 a.m., Idaho State Police said in a news release.

Ilija Matunovic, 20, of Moab, was driving eastbound on I-84 in a 2004 Chevrolet Tahoe, the news release said. Matunovic drove through the median, for an unknown reason, where the vehicle rolled and came to rest in the westbound lanes.

Matunovic and a passenger, Daniel S. Vijil, 42, of Blanding, were both transported to St. Alphonsus Regional Medical Center in Boise; police did not disclose their conditions. They were both wearing their seatbelts, officials said.

A rear passenger, who was not wearing a seatbelt, was ejected from the vehicle and succumbed to injuries at scene. That individual has not yet been identified pending notification of family members.

Both westbound lanes of I-84 were blocked until approximately 4:30 a.m.

This crash is under investigation by the Idaho State Police; the cause has not yet been determined.

Gephardt Daily will have more on this developing story as information becomes available.


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