Saturday, June 12, 2010

One vehicle crash EB I84@111.3 near Glenns Ferry

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Region 3 Patrol 700 S. Stratford, Meridian 83642
(208) 846-7550
Fax (208) 846-7520

For Immediate Release: 06/12/2010 at 3:05 pm
Contact: Trooper Jussel


At approximately 5:12 a.m. on Saturday, June 12, 2010, Idaho State Police investigated a one- vehicle crash eastbound I84 at milepost 111.3, near Glenns Ferry. Harvey Cooley, 42, of Hollister was traveling eastbound I84 in a Fedex semi pulling one trailer. Cooley fell asleep at the wheel and the vehicle went off the right side of the interstate and landed on its side. The semi was carrying multiple barrels of hazardous materials and when the vehicle crashed, causing a small amount of fluid to leak onto the interstate. Cooley was transported by ground ambulance to the Elmore Regional Medical Center with minor injuries and was released. Cooley was wearing his seatbelt at the time of the crash. Fedex had a private hazmat crew clean up the spill respond from Salt Lake City, UT.

The eastbound lanes were closed for approximately 9 hours during the investigation and cleanup. Idaho State Police were assisted by Elmore County deputies, Elmore Ems, and Glenns Ferry Fire Department. Trooper Shawn Staley and Sgt. Sheldon Kelley assisted Trooper Jussel with the investigation. The crash is still under investigation at this time. The eastbound lanes of travel are now open.

** Update - Corrected Location **

The Idaho State Police are currently investigating a crash Eastbound I84 near milepost 112 west of Glens Ferry. Eastbound travel on I84 has been shut down. The Idaho State Police recommend the use of alternate routes of travel. We will provide updates when further infomation is obtained.