Semi Swerves Off I-84 and Rolls to Avoid Slowing Traffic Near Hazelton
On July 12, 2016, at 3:40 p.m., Idaho State Police investigated a one-vehicle crash on Interstate 84, near milepost 195, just east of Hazelton, ID
James E. Klauser, 60, of Twin Falls, ID, was driving eastbound in a construction area on Interstate 84 in a 2016 Freightliner pulling a 1997 trailer. Interstate traffic ahead had slowed. Klauser was unable to stop, and swerved into the steep median on his right to avoid a collision. Klauser's vehicle rolled onto its right side in the median. There was no blockage caused by this crash.
Klauser was wearing a seatbelt. He was transported by ground ambulance to St. Luke's Magic Valley Medical Center in Twin Falls.
The crash is under investigation by the Idaho State Police.