Milk Truck Collides With Pickup/Trailer Near Eden/Hazelton


By Paul Johnson

UPDATE 3:55 P.M. - From the Idaho State Police: On August 14, 2014, at 9:35 a.m., Idaho State Police investigated a three vehicle crash on Interstate 84 at milepost 192, near the Hazelton exit.

Francisco Gil-Gil, 36, of Paul, was driving eastbound in a 2013 Volvo semi pulling an empty milk tanker. Gil-Gil's vehicle clipped a 2007 GMC pickup pulling a horse trailer that was slowing for traffic, driven by Alberto Zazueta, 45, of Jerome. The pickup jack-knifed, the trailer separated, and collided with a 2014 Freightliner pulling two trailers driven by Robert Watts, 53, of Tooele, Utah, that was stopped in eastbound traffic due to a detour in place from an earlier crash.

It is unknown at this time if occupants were wearing seatbelts. The road was reduced to one lane for approximately five hours while crews worked to clear the scene.

The crash is under investigation by the Idaho State Police.

Hazelton, Idaho ( KMVT-TV / KSVT-TV ) - Authorities are investigating an accident that involves a Semi-Truck transporting milk and a pickup and trailer hauling calves. The accident around 9:40 am this Thursday happened in the eastbound lanes of I-84 near mile marker 192. No injuries have been reported, but according to unconfirmed reports there are several calves, some injured, running on the freeway. The accident occurred about two miles west of the pileup involving two semi trucks that happened Wednesday evening. Police had just started allowing traffic to flow when this accident occurred. Reports say that one of the lanes is blocked. Idaho’s First News had a reporter following up on the first accident when this accident occurred. We will have the latest as it becomes available.

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