Wednesday, November 30, 2016

Commercial vehicle crash on Interstate 15 near Idaho Falls blocked one lane of traffic.

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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: 11/30/2016 - 11:00 a.m.
Please direct questions to the District Office

On Wednesday, November 30, 2016, at approximately 5:00 a.m., Idaho State Police investigated a commercial vehicle, rollover crash on Interstate 15 near milepost 114 in Bonneville County.

Robert Montgomery, age 55, of Magna, Utah, was driving south in a 2014 Freightliner Cascadia tractor which was towing an enclosed trailer, when he drifted off the right side of the road. Montgomery overcorrected and lost control of the vehicle. The tractor-trailer went off the road into the median and rolled, coming to rest on its driver's side.

Montgomery was transported to Eastern Idaho Regional Medical Center in Idaho Falls. The left lane of southbound traffic was blocked for about four and a half hours while crews worked to clear the scene.