Freeway Near Pocatello Closed Following Semi Truck Accident


By Paul Johnson

Pocatello, Idaho ( KMVT-TV / KSVT-TV ) - An early morning accident near the Bannock Peak Truck Stop in Pocatello completely blocked the westbound lanes of I-86. Idaho State Police say Darren J. Giesbrecht, 33 years of age of Pocatello, was driving west on I-86 in a 2004 Kenworth truck hauling farm waste. The truck left the roadway on the right shoulder, and struck the guardrail near milepost 52. The semi overturned, completely blocking both westbound lanes of I-86. Giesbrecht was wearing a seatbelt.

The right lane of westbound I-86 has been cleared for travel since 7 a.m. Traffic is able to move through the area. However, clean up is still ongoing.

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