Two hospitalized after crash that shut down westbound I-84 for hours Wednesday

Two Florida truck drivers were hospitalized Wednesday after a crash involving their vehicles on Interstate 84 east of Payette, according to Idaho State Police. The highway was blocked for 3.5 hours.

The crash was reported just before noon.

William E. Katzer, a 46-year-old Lakeland, Fla., man was taken by air ambulance to Saint Alphonsus Regional Medical Center in Boise. Vitalie Sclerov, 29, of Orlando, Fla., was taken by ground ambulance to Saint Al’s in Ontario, Ore.

Police say Katzer was driving east in a Volvo tractor pulling a box trailer when he went through the median and overturned in westbound lanes.
Sclerov was driving west in a Volvo tractor pulling a trailer when he collided with Kazter’s rig.

Traffic had come to a halt when another crash occurred at the same location.

At 12:43 p.m., a Hyundai Tiburon ran into the back of a Freightliner tractor pulling a utility trailer that was stopped for the crash.

Kimberly M. Drew, a 31-year-old Nampa woman, was driving the Hyundai. The man driving the truck was Manuel D. Montoufar, a 57-year-old from Norwalk, Calif. No information was available on injuries.

Idaho State Police are investigating the crashes.