Monday, October 20, 2014

ISP investigates a commercial vehicle crash near Victor.

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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: 10/20/14 - 5:00 p.m.
Please direct questions to the District Office

On Monday, October 20, 2014, at approximately 11:30 a.m.,Idaho State Police investigated a commercial vehicle crash on Idaho Highway 31 near Victor.

Charles Camper, age 54, of Florence, Colorado, was driving south on Highway 31 near milepost 17 in a 2005 Kenworth tractor pulling a trailer full of livestock. Camper failed to safely negotiate his vehicle around a corner causing the vehicle to tip over.

Camper was transported to Teton Valley Hospital in Driggs as a precautionary measure, and was released. The trailer held 85 head of cattle: 23 died in the crash and another 2 were injured.

The highway was blocked for a short time while the tow service removed the vehicle. The crash remains under investigation by Idaho State Police. The Teton County Sheriff's Office assisted at the scene.

DSP Initials SC / IS