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I-84 westbound lanes near Mountain Home now open following oil tanker spill.
MOUNTAIN HOME, ID (KMVT-TV) On Wednesday, March 16, 2011 at approximately 8:36 p.m., Idaho State Police investigated a single-vehicle semi crash eastbound on Interstate 84 at milepost 107, east of Mountain Home. A 2008 Kenworth tanker truck pulling one trailer was traveling eastbound on Interstate 84 near milepost 107. The truck was hauling gasoline and diesel. While negotiating a curve, the tanker left the roadway and drove off the left shoulder down a slope into the median where it overturned. Deputies arrived on scene and extricated the driver who had been trapped inside the cab. Danny Guntrum, 39 from Nampa, was then taken by air ambulance to St. Alphonsus Hospital in Boise with serious injuries.
The vehicle leaked approximately 3,000 gallons of gasoline into the median. Elmore County Fire, Mountain Home Air Force Base fire crews, and Boise HazMat teams responded to contain the spill.
The westbound lanes of travel were blocked for approximately nine hours and were reopened at 7:42 am