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Early Morning Accident Blocks Portion Of I-84 Near Sweetzer Summit

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By Paul Johnson

Sweetzer Summit ( KMVT-TV / KSVT-TV ) - On Wednesday April 30 at about 1:30 am the Idaho State Police say a one-vehicle rollover crash in the westbound lane of I-84 near Sweetzer Summit closed both lanes of travel for about 2 and a half hours. Wesley Kirkham, 44 of West Valley, Utah was driving a 2007 Freightliner semi pulling a 2002 box trailer. Kirkham swerved to miss a deer and lost control of the vehicle, causing it to tip and block both lanes of westbound traffic for approximately two and a half hours before the fast lane was open. The slow lane of travel was blocked for another nine hours. Kirkham was taken to Portneuf Medical Center in Pocatello via air ambulance.

This crash is still under investigation by the Idaho State Police.


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