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I-84 collision leads to diesel spill in Caldwell

The Idaho Transportation Department urged drivers to find an alternate route while crews cleaned up the crash and spill.
Credit: KTVB
On Tuesday, Aug. 3, a crash on westbound Interstate 84 is blocking all lanes.

CALDWELL, Idaho — Crews worked to clean up a diesel spill after a semi collided with a passenger car on Interstate 84.

The crash happened at about 1:30 p.m. Tuesday on the eastbound side of the interstate in Caldwell.

According to Idaho State Police, 18-year-old Gabriel Jenkins of Meridian was driving east in an Audi when he fell asleep at the wheel. Jenkins' car drifted across the line and hit a Freightliner semi driven by 34-year-old Gregory Smith of Florida.

The impact ruptured the semi's fuel tank, sending diesel spilling out onto the highway.

Neither Jenkins nor Smith was hurt in the collision. 

Eastbound I-84 was closed for two-and-a-half hours while crews removed the diesel and police investigated the crash.

All lanes are now back open.

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