Tuesday, December 3, 2013

Semi-truck crash at the Sage Junction Port of Entry sends driver to hospital.

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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: 12/3/13 7:00 p.m.
Please direct questions to the District Office

On December 3, 2013 at 3:15 p.m, Idaho State Police investigated a one-vehicle, semi-truck crash on the southbound Interstate 15 off-ramp to the Sage Junction Port of Entry.

Chester Banack, 57 of Vegreville, Alberta, was driving a 2012 Mack truck pulling a trailer hauling plastic buckets. As Banack took the off-ramp to enter the Port of Entry, he was traveling too fast for the conditions. His tractor-trailer left the roadway off of the left shoulder and overturned. Banack was transported to Eastern Idaho Regional Medical Center in Idaho Falls. Banack was cited for Speed too Fast for Conditions.

Idaho State Police were assisted at the scene by the Port of Entry and Jefferson County Sheriff's Office.