Wednesday, October 6, 2010


Idaho State Police
1540 Foote Drive
Idaho Falls, ID 83402


On Wednesday, October 06, 2010 at approximately 1:30 am a 2006 Peterbuilt semi truck and trailer crashed on I-15 at the Exit 118 on-ramp in Idaho Falls, ID. Harwinder Singh Malhi, 33 YOA from British Columbia drove off the I-15 118 off-ramp too fast for the conditions, went through the traffic light and failed to negotiate the 118 on-ramp. The driver's actions caused the truck to tip over on its right side, coming to a stop but not before damaging the ground and approximately 60 feet of fence located near Shari's Restaurant. The driver was wearing a seatbelt. Malhi and his co-driver, who was in the sleeper berth, were not injured. Malhi was driving for Coastal Pacific Xpress trucking and was hauling produce enroute to Canada. Malhi was cited for fail to maintain lane of travel. The on-ramp remained closed for about 10 hours until recovery operation teams were able to remove the produce and upright the truck and trailer.