Saturday, May 9, 2015

Crash in Twin Falls County near Hansen Bridge partially blocks traffic.

IDAHO STATE POLICE NEWS RELEASE - generated by our News Release ListServer

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

For Immediate Release: 5/9/2015 - 6:30 pm
Please direct questions to the District Office

On Saturday, May 9th, 2015 at approximately 4:27 pm, Idaho State Police investigated a crash on Idaho Highway 50 near the Hansen Bridge in Twin Falls County.

Alan Banks, age 58, of Boise, was driving a 2012 Mack truck tractor pulling a homemade trailer. Banks was traveling eastbound on Idaho Highway 50 near milepost 4, approaching the Hansen Bridge, when he came upon a stationary vehicle in the eastbound lane waiting to turn left into the scenic overlook site. Banks steered his truck-trailer to the right to avoid a collision and made contact with the guard rail on the side of the highway.

The eastbound lane of travel was blocked for approximately 90 minutes while crews worked to clear the scene. The crash remains under investigation by Idaho State Police.