Tuesday, February 5, 2013

Commercial vehicle crashes into canal on Interstate 84 near Hazelton

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District 4 Patrol 218 West Yakima, Jerome, ID 83338-5904 (208) 324-6000
Fax (208) 324-7897
For Immediate Release: 02/05/2013 12::30 pm
Please direct questions to the District Office

On February 5, 2013, at approximately 3:30 am, Idaho State Police investigated an injury crash on Interstate 84 at milepost 195, just east of the Hazelton/Ridgeway Rd exit in Jerome County.
Ronald Morris, 64, of Bountiful, Utah, was driving west in a 2012 Freightliner tractor pulling a 1999 Great Dane trailer, hauling empty anhydrous ammonia cylinders. Morris drove off the roadway and came to a stop in an empty canal ditch, spilling diesel fuel.
Morris was transported by ground ambulance to St. Lukes's Magic Valley Medical Center in Twin Falls, ID. Morris was wearing his seatbelt.
Cleanup crews remain on scene. No roads are blocked at this time. The crash is under investigation by the Idaho State Police.