Thursday, August 14, 2014

Final Update on Crash Blocking Westbound I86 West Of Pocatello

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Idaho State Police
District 5 5205 South 5th Ave.
Pocatello, Idaho 83204-2299
(208) 236-6466 FAX: (208) 236-6068

For Immediate Release: 08/14/2014 9:35 a.m.
Please direct questions to the District Office


On Thursday, August 14, 2014, at 4:03 a.m., the Idaho State Police investigated a non- injury commercial vehicle crash on I-86 near the Bannock Peak Truck Stop. Darren J. Giesbrecht, 33 years of age of Pocatello, was driving west on I-86 in a 2004 Kenworth truck hauling farm waste. The truck left the roadway on the right shoulder, and struck the guardrail near milepost 52. The semi overturned, completely blocking both westbound lanes of I-86. Giesbrecht was wearing a seatbelt.

The right lane of westbound I-86 has been cleared for travel since 7 a.m. Traffic is able to move through the area. However, clean up is still ongoing. This crash is under investigation by the Idaho State Police.

DSP Initials: KL/LL


Idaho State Police is investigating a crash westbound I86 at mile marker 52, near Bannock Peak Truck Stop.

At this time both westbound lanes are blocked. Motorists will need to exit I86 westbound at exit 52 and take East County Road where they can re-enter I86 at exit 49.

Motorists should expect delays and avoid the area if possible.

DSP Initials ln/nh