Tuesday, August 21, 2012

Semi Rollover Blocks State Highway 51 ***Update***

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

For Immediate Release: 12:20pm 08-21-2012

Please direct questions to the District Office


On Tuesday, August 21, 2012, at 6:47am, the Idaho State Police investigated a one-vehicle semi rollover at the intersection of State Highway 51 and State Highway 78, north of Bruneau. Mohamed A. Mohamed, 26 from Louisville, KY, was driving a Kenworth Single Truck northbound on State Highway 51 in Owyhee County. At mile marker 77, Mohamed lost control of the truck. The truck left the road and went onto the right shoulder. Mohamed overcorrected to the left, causing the truck to flip onto the driver's side and impact the guardrail, blocking both lanes of the bridge. Mohamed and his passenger, Abdilatif Hassan, 30 from Louisville, KY, were both transported by ground ambulance to Elmore Memorial Hospital. They were treated and released with minor injuries. The crash is under investigation by the Idaho State Police.


At this time, the Idaho State Police is responding to a one vehicle rollover involving a semi truck, at the intersection of State Highway 51 and State Highway 78 north of Bruneau. Both northbound and southbound lanes of State Highway 51 are blocked at this time. More information will be relayed as it becomes available.