IDAHO FALLS — The driver of a grain truck was rushed to Eastern Idaho Regional Medical Center after being ejected during a large crash on Interstate 15 Monday afternoon.
The crash is blocking miles of northbound traffic between the Sunnyside exit and south Idaho Falls exit near Love’s Truck Stop and the Volvo truck dealership. As of 2 p.m., the northbound traffic was being slowly let through one lane to the south Idaho Falls exit. Southbound lanes are moving normally.
The crash involves a semi-truck and a grain truck. Large piles of grain was spilled across the interstate. Three ambulances, two fire engines, a battalion chief and EMS chief responded to the scene.
The male driver of the grain truck was ejected into the middle of the interstate, Idaho Falls Fire spokeswoman Kerry Hammon tells EastIdahoNews.com. He was taken to the hospital in critical condition. No one else was transported.
The cause of the crash is being investigated. Drivers are asked to avoid the area.
EastIdahoNews.com will post more information as it becomes available.