Sunday, March 10, 2013

Crash east of Burley blocked traffic for two and a half hours

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District 4 Patrol 218 West Yakima, Jerome, ID 83338-5904 (208) 324-6000
Fax (208) 324-7897

For Immediate Release: 03/10/13 2:45 p.m.
Please direct questions to the District Office

On March 10, 2013, at approximately 11:30 a.m., Idaho State Police investigated a one vehicle crash on Interstate 84 at milepost 216, on the Snake River bridge near the Declo/Albion exit. Manuel Maynez, 49 of El Paso, Texas, was westbound in 2013 Volvo semi. Maynez drove off the right shoulder and hit the guardrail. One of the fuel tanks on the tractor caught fire, and ignited the side of the bridge. The semi traveled the length of the bridge before it stopped.

Both westbound lanes were blocked for two and a half hours. Maynez was wearing his seatbelt, and was uninjured in the crash.