Monday, September 27, 2010

Crash blocks I15 and US20 junction for over 2 hours

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Idaho State Police
Region 6 1540 Foote Dr.
Idaho Falls, Idaho 83402-1828
(208) 525-7377 FAX: (208) 525-7294

For Immediate Release: 09/27/2010 6:30 p.m.
Contact: Trooper Nakashima

On Monday, September 27, 2010, at approximately 2:00 p.m., the Idaho State Police investigated a one vehicle crash at Interstate 15 and US Highway 20 overpass. George Howell, 53, of Idaho Falls was driving a 2007 Kenworth tractor hauling a large crane on a 2002 Lowboy trailer. Howell entered the southbound onramp passing under the US Highway 20 overpass. As Howell passed under the overpass the boom of the crane struck the girders on the bottom of the overpass, and landed in the right hand lane of traffic. The right lane of traffic was blocked for approximately two and a half hours. Howell was wearing his seatbelt and not injured in the crash.

The crash remains under investigation by Trooper Nakashima.