Friday, July 7, 2017

District 2 Property Damage Crash Soutbound US95 @ MP 281

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District 2 Patrol 2700 North and South Highway Lewiston, ID 83501-1732
(208) 799-5151
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For Immediate Release: 07/07/2017 15:55 Please direct questions to the District Office

The Idaho State Police investigated a vehicle fire on US12 MP 281, near Winchester on July 7th, 2017 at 10:44 a.m. John Frei, a 45 year old male of Ferdinand was driving a semi tractor hauling a grain trailer when a fire started in the engine compartment. Frei pulled the vehicle off the road and exited the vehicle, where he and several passerby's tried to extinguish the fire. The tractor was fully engulfed, the trailer was undamaged. The southbound lane was blocked for four hours, the northbound lane was blocked for two hours. The cause of the fire is not known at this time. The investigation is continuing.