Nine cattle dead, part of I-15 closed for seven hours following crash - East Idaho News

Nine cattle dead, part of I-15 closed for seven hours following crash

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The following is an update from Idaho State Police:

On Tuesday, Sept. 21 at approximately 8:12 p.m., Idaho State Police investigated a two-vehicle crash on southbound Interstate 15 near milepost 47, in McCammon.

Clint C. Weatherell, 37, of Ronan, Montana, was traveling southbound in a Peterbilt Semi truck pulling a trailer with 41 head of cattle. Christopher S. Malone, 44, of Queen Creek, Arizona, was traveling southbound in a Ford F350 pickup truck pulling an enclosed trailer. The vehicles sideswiped each other. Weatherell overcorrected and the semi-truck rolled.

9 of the 41 head of cattle died.

The southbound lanes of travel were blocked for approximately 7 hours. Both drivers were wearing seatbelts.


MCCAMMON — Interstate 15 is blocked in both directions near McCammon following a crash Tuesday night.

Southbound and northbound lanes, along with part of the southbound off-ramp, are closed, according to Idaho State Police. Witnesses say a semi-truck overturned at the McCammon/Lava Hot Springs exit.

Emergency vehicles are on scene and drivers should expect delays in the area.

I 15 closed

It’s unknown what caused the crash but will post updates as we receive them.

You can also find the latest traffic conditions from the Idaho Department of Transportation here.