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UPDATE: One dead, one seriously injured in head-on I-84 semi-truck crash

Photo courtesy Andy Brennan.
Photo courtesy Andy Brennan.(KMVT)
Published: Jul. 3, 2018 at 11:00 AM MDT
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UPDATE (3:30 p.m.) One driver is dead and another is in serious condition following a head-on collision Tuesday morning on Interstate 84.

Idaho State Police said one semi-truck driven by David Wetmore, 57, or Irrigon, Oregon, traveled westbound on Interstate 84 near milepost 187, near Eden. Another semi-truck driven by Corey McCaslin, 39, of Port Washington, Ohio, was traveling eastbound in the construction zone. ISP says Wetmore’s truck crossed the center lane and struck McCaslin’s vehicle. McCaslin died at the scene and Wetmore was flown to Portneuf Medical Center in Pocatello with serious injuries.

ISP said next of kin has been notified. The westbound and eastbound lanes of I-84 were reopened about 4:30 p.m. The crash is still under investigation.

INITIAL STORY:

One driver is dead and another is in serious condition following a head-on collision Tuesday morning on Interstate 84.

Idaho State Police believe one of the semi-truck drivers crossed into oncoming traffic and collided with another semi-truck and then caught fire. The driver in serious condition was flown to Portneuf Medical Center in Pocatello. ISP told a KMVT reporter that both drivers were male and are not releasing their names and ages at this time.

ISP responded to the crash before 11 a.m. on eastbound Interstate 84 at milepost 187, near Eden.

The crash blocked eastbound and westbound lanes of Interstate 84.

A viewer sent us a photo of the fiery crash putting smoke into the air.

Rock Creek Fire and First Segregation Fire District also responded to the crash. Other agencies assisted with traffic control.

KMVT will update this story as more information becomes available.

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