1 person taken to Boise hospital after semi-truck rolls over on I-84 near Wendell

Image of a semi-truck that rolled Monday afternoon on Interstate 84 east of Wendell. Image courtesy Terrisa Haycock.
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(KMVT/KSVT) — UPDATE (5/20 11:43 PM): Afshin Ahmadi Saberdoust, 48, of Redmond, Washington, was driving westbound in a 2015 Volvo Tractor Semi pulling one box trailer. Ahmadi Saberdoust drove off the right shoulder, overcorrected back onto the right lane of travel, and then drove off the right shoulder where the semi and trailer overturned coming to rest on its side.

Ahmadi Saberdoust was transported by air ambulance to St. Alphonsus Regional Medical Center in Boise.

The left lane of travel has been blocked for approximately six and a half hours. The right lane is still blocked as crews work to remove the overturned vehicle.

Idaho State Police was assisted by the Gooding County Sheriff's Office, Wendell Fire Department, and the Jerome County Fire Department.

ORIGINAL: One lane of travel is blocked on Interstate 84 near Wendell.

Idaho State Police responded to a crash east of Wendell just before 4 p.m. Monday. A semi-truck was turned on its side blocking the right-hand lane and lying almost perpendicular to the interstate.

Westbound traffic is reduced to to one lane, according to an ISP news release.

A KMVT reporter on-scene saw a medical helicopter, Gooding County Sheriff's Office, Gooding paramedics, Jerome and Wendell fire departments and Idaho State Police on scene of the crash. Traffic was moving slowly through the area.

An ISP trooper did not say how many people were in the overturned truck and the extent of injuries, if any.

Check back for updates.



 
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