Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Property Damage Crash Just West of Caldwell on Interstate 84

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District 3 Patrol 700 S. Stratford, Meridian 83642
(208) 846-7550
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For Immediate Release: 02/22/2012 11:25 a.m.
Contact: SR Trooper Langton

On February 22, 2012, at approximately 4:30 a.m., Idaho State Police investigated a property damage crash involving two semis on Interstate 84 just west of Caldwell, Idaho.

Westley Bullock, 29 years old, of Pocatello, Idaho, was traveling west on Interstate 84 in a semi with two trailers hauling coal when, for unknown reasons, he drove off the right side of the road near mile post 29. The semi struck the guardrail before coming to rest in a ditch on the right shoulder.

Leland E. Everhart, 63 years old, of Payette, Idaho, who was traveling behind Bullock in a semi hauling Coca Cola products, ran over the guardrail debris in the roadway causing damage to a tire and puncturing his fuel tank. He pulled over the right shoulder where diesel leaked onto the shoulder.

Caldwell Fire responded and were able to contain the diesel fuel leak. The right lane was blocked for a little over three hours. All occupants were wearing seatbelts. Neither weather, alcohol or drugs were a factor in this crash.

The crash is under investigation by Idaho State Police Senior Trooper Langton, with assistance from Senior Commercial Vehicle Specialist Uhlenkott, Corporal Carmack, Trooper Hurley, Caldwell Fire, and Idaho Transportation Department.