Crash Blocks Westbound Traffic Near American Falls
UPDATE: ISP says a 75-year-old man from Idaho Falls died in the crash. Stephen Peterson was driving a semi full of potatoes when the truck went off the shoulder into the westbound lanes and overturned. The truck caught on fire and Peterson, who was not wearing a seat belt, died from his injuries at the scene.
UPDATE, 3:55 p.m.: Police say the right lane is currently blocked on Interstate 86 near Exit 44 in American Falls due to a crash, but traffic is moving on the left lane. Traffic is no longer being diverted at exit 44.
More information will be provided as it is available.
AMERICN FALLS, Idaho (KLIX) – Drivers heading through American Falls should be aware that a crash is reported westbound on Interstate 86 near milepost 42.
Idaho State Police, which is investigating, said a little before 3 p.m. that the interstate is blocked westbound and traffic is being diverted at Exit 44.
Updated information will be posted as it becomes available.