Tuesday, July 12, 2016

Commercial Vehicle Crash Near Hazelton Sends One to the Hospital

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

For Immediate Release: 7/12/2016 at 7:50 p.m.

Please direct questions to the District Office

On July 12, 2016, at 3:40 p.m., Idaho State Police investigated a one-vehicle crash on Interstate 84, near milepost 195, just east of Hazelton, ID

James E. Klauser, 60, of Twin Falls, ID, was driving eastbound in a construction area on Interstate 84 in a 2016 Freightliner pulling a 1997 trailer. Interstate traffic ahead had slowed. Klauser was unable to stop, and swerved into the steep median on his right to avoid a collision. Klauser's vehicle rolled onto its right side in the median. There was no blockage caused by this crash.

Klauser was wearing a seatbelt. He was transported by ground ambulance to St. Luke's Magic Valley Medical Center in Twin Falls.

The crash is under investigation by the Idaho State Police.

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