Truck Overturns Near Murtaugh Knocks Out Power Lines
Murtaugh, Idaho ( KMVT-TV / KTWT-TV ) – U.S. Highway 30 at 4775 East near Murtaugh is closed by an overturned Semi Truck. According to police, the accident happened at 10:38 am. The truck damaged three Idaho Power poles, causing lines to fall.
The power company said 113 customers are without power in the area. Both the East and West bound lanes are blocked. The driver of the semi was trapped inside the cab of the truck. Rescue crews are also dealing with a significant amount of fuel that has spilled from the truck.
It’s reported that the truck was loaded with milk or a milk product. It’s not known the extent of the injures to the driver of the semi but scanner traffic indicates that the lifeflight has been requested.
Idaho’s first news will bring you more as it becomes available as we follow this developing story.