Saturday, April 17, 2021

Crash southbound US95 @ 225.5 White Bird, ID

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District 2 Patrol 2700 North and South Highway Lewiston, ID 83501-1732
(208) 750-9300
Fax (208) 750-9385

For Immediate Release: 04/17/2021 12:35 AM
Please direct questions to the District Office

On April 16 2021 around 5:57 PM a commercial vehicle crash occurred on US95 milepost 225.5 north of White Bird, Idaho. A commercial tractor pulling two loaded hay trailers driven by Jordan Ochoa Diaz (32 of Rupert, Idaho) was southbound when the brakes apparently failed. Ochoa Diaz swerved to the right, causing the hay trailers to tip over. The tractor and trailers came to rest on the northbound shoulder. The driver was able to self-extricate with minor injuries. The vehicle then became engulfed in flames. All lanes were blocked for approximately 2.5 hours. Use caution when driving through the area as the scene has not been completely cleared. Recovery of the vehicle may be able to occur on Saturday April 17. Investigation continues.