Wednesday, December 9, 2020

Two vehicle crash westbound I84 at mile post 236, in Cassia county

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

For Immediate Release: 12-09-2020 2:58 p.m.
Please direct questions to the District Office

On Wednesday, December 9, 2020, at approximately 10:23 a.m., Idaho State Police investigated a two-vehicle, injury crash westbound Interstate 84 at milepost 236, in Cassia County.

Billy Gill, 37, of Pocatello, was westbound Interstate 84 in a 2017 Kenworth tow truck. Brandon Richins, 41, of Clearfield, UT in a 2017 Kenworth semi-truck pulling a tanker trailer. The semi-truck was merging back onto the Interstate from the right shoulder. The tow truck collided with the back of the tank trailer. Both vehicles came to rest on the right shoulder of the Interstate.

Gill was transported to Portneuf Regional Medical Center in Pocatello by air ambulance. The right lane of travel will be blocked for several more hours for vehicle removal.

The crash is under investigation by the Idaho State Police. They were assisted at the scene by Malta Ambulance, Malta Fire Department, and the Idaho Transportation Department.

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