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Interstate crash

A chunk of railing missing on the westbound lane of I-84 Exit 211 is silhouetted above the smoke rising from the crash scene on Idaho Highway 24 underneath. 

HEYBURN — The deceased driver of a semi-truck has still not been identified after the truck crashed through the guardrail on the Interstate 84 exit 211 overpass on April 2 and landed on another vehicle.

According to the Idaho State Police collision report, the driver of a 2016 International tractor owned by ME Transport Inc., Little Rock, Arkansas, was unrecognizable after the crash that engulfed the truck and the pickup it landed on in flames.

The 1997 GMC pickup was owned by Gregory Grove, of Albion.

Grove, 63, was traveling on Idaho Highway 24 under the interstate overpass. He was not injured.

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According to witnesses and evidence collected by the Idaho State Police, the semi-truck was traveling westbound and the driver failed to stay in the lane and struck the guardrail on the right-hand side of the road. Witnesses said the truck caught fire after striking the first guardrail section. The truck then veered left and struck the left shoulder of the road. The truck destroyed a section of bridge rail on the left side-hand side of the bridge and fell off the overpass.


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