Last week saw a fatal tractor-trailer crash occurred just east of Boise. According to local news reports, the wreck happened early Thursday morning on I-84. For initially unknown reasons, the eastbound semi truck went off the left shoulder of the road. The large truck overturned and came to rest in the median. There were two men inside of the truck at the time of the crash. Michael Horne, of La Fayette, GA, was pronounced dead on the scene, and 25-year-old Justin Whitlock was transported to St. Alphonsus in Boise for treatment of injuries.
Tractor Trailer Crash in Boise
Very few details about this semi truck crash have been released. There has been no word on the cause of the crash, We can speculate that it was fatique related due to the nature of the wreck but that is only speculation. It is still under investigation by law enforcement. As we have discussed before the details are particularly important in these cases. Since there are additional rules and regulations associated with the commercial trucking industry, these investigations are often lengthy and complicated. It’s important to have a lawyer with proven commercial trucking case experience on your side after a truck accident.
The team at Holzer-Edwards, Chartered sends their deepest condolences to Horne’s family members and friends and wishes a swift and full recovery for Justin Whitlock.