Wednesday, October 18, 2017

District 2 Property Damage Crash Soutbound US95 @ MP 363

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District 2 Patrol 2700 North and South Highway Lewiston, ID 83501-1732
(208) 799-5151
Fax (208) 799-5146

For Immediate Release: 10/18/17 06:34
Please direct questions to the District Office

On October 18th, 2017 at approximately 1:54 a.m., a property damage crash occurred on Highway 95 at milepost 363, Potlatch, Idaho. A 2017 Peterbuilt Tractor being driven by a David L. Sturgill, 38, of Blanchard, Idaho was traveling southbound when he went off the east shoulder. The semi came to rest on its side and was found to be transporting hazardous materials. The Explosive Response Team set up an evacuation zone of a half mile until the cargo was safely unloaded and removed from the scene. The highway was blocked for four and a half hours. At this time, the material has been removed, the evacuation order has been lifted and the roadway is back open. Mr. Sturgill was wearing a seatbelt and was cited. The investigation is continuing.