Wednesday, July 3, 2013

US 30 Blocked at 240

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District 4 Patrol 218 West Yakima, Jerome, ID 83338-5904 (208) 324-6000
Fax (208) 324-7897

For Immediate Release: 7-3-2013 1:00pm

Please direct questions to the District Office

********UPDATE********** 7-3-2013 3:35pm

On Wednesday, July 3, 2013, the Idaho State Police investigated a one vehicle injury crash on US 30 just south of Murtaugh. Ludell Reese, 38 years old from Utah, was driving a tanker truck loaded with milk west on US 30 at the 240 mile marker. Reese went off the right shoulder of the road and lost control of the trailer. The trailer rolled, pulling the truck with it going through three power poles before coming to rest on its top against the third pole. Several power lines came down around the area as well as on the truck. Reese was transported to Portneuf Medical in Pocatello, by air ambulance. US 30 has been closed in both directions since 10:30 this morning. It will remain closed for several more hours, while Idaho Power works on replacing the power poles and getting the power lines back up. The crash is still under investigation.


At this time the Idaho State Police are investigating a one vehicle injury crash on US 30 at the 240 mile marker. Both lanes, east and west are blocked at this time. Motorists will need to use an alternate route. Further information will be provided when available.