Semi Driver Falls Asleep While Driving, Crashes Into Center Barrier

WALLACE, IDAHO ( (Source: Idaho State Police) — On October 6th, 2018, at 06:21 am, the Idaho State Police responded to a semi truck crash on I90 at milepost 62, near Wallace, Idaho. Terry Rinkes, 56, of John Day, Oregon, was traveling eastbound in a 2017 International Tractor, pulling a utility trailer when he fell asleep behind the wheel and struck the center barrier. The impact displaced the center divider into the westbound lanes. Coral Blue, 23, of Brooklyn Park, Minnesota, was traveling westbound in a 2012 Chrysler 300 when she struck debris from the displaced divider. Nobody was injured and all involved were wearing seatbelts. As a result of the crash, the fuel tank on the semi-truck was punctured causing diesel fuel to spill into the roadway. The roadway is cleared at this time.

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