Wednesday, September 12, 2012

Overturned Semi on SH33 Blocks Traffic for Hours

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Idaho State Police
District 6 1540 Foote Dr.
Idaho Falls, Idaho 83402-1828
(208) 525-7377 FAX: (208) 525-7294

For Immediate Release: 09-12-2012 10:05am
Please direct questions to the District Office

On September 11, 2012 at approximately 7:02 pm, Idaho State Police investigated a single commercial vehicle property damage crash on State Highway 33 near milepost 15. Dexter Hill, 28, of Pocatello, ID, was traveling south on State Highway 33 in a red 2010 Kenworth semi hauling two trailers full of grain. Hill drove off the right side of the road and hit a culvert overturning his vehicle and detaching the rear most trailer. South State Highway 33 was fully blocked for approximately 7.5 hours and the north lanes were partially blocked for 4 hours.

Dexter was wearing a seatbelt.

The crash remains under investigation. Idaho State Police were assisted by Butte County Sheriff's Office and ITD.