1 Killed in Accident Near Twin Falls Saturday Night After Semi Hits a Pedestrian
Saturday evening a man was struck and killed by a semi-truck on the highway near Twin Falls, Idaho.
Semi Strikes and Kills Man Saturday Evening Near Twin Falls
Saturday night I84 was closed for around 5 and a half hours as Idaho State Police and other emergency responders were on the scene of a fatality accident near westbound exit 182. The ISP report states:
Idaho State Police is investigating a semi-truck versus pedestrian crash that occurred Saturday, September 23, 2023, at 7:30 p.m. on Interstate 84 at milepost 183 in Jerome County.
A 75-year-old male from Anaheim, CA, was driving a 2021 Freightliner semi-truck westbound on Interstate 84 when he drove into a closed lane of travel in the construction zone. The semi-truck drove through multiple traffic control devices before striking a 22-year-old pedestrian from Filer. The semi-truck continued westbound striking a 2022 Ford Ranger where it came to rest.
The pedestrian succumbed to his injuries at the scene. The driver of the semi-truck was wearing a seat belt.
The accident is under investigation by the Idaho State Police.
The last 4 accidents, 3 of which have been fatality accidents, reported on the Idaho State Police blog have involved semi-trucks. There were also semi-truck-involved fatality accidents on Thursday the 21st and Monday the 18th. A non-fatality accident involving a semi happened on Tuesday the 19th near Meridian. Details on those accidents can be found on the ISP News Releases page.
If you see an issue on Idaho highways, especially possible drunk drivers, you can dial *ISP (*477) anywhere in Idaho on your phone.