ITD snowplow driver injured when semi hits back of plow
ITD snowplow operator Josh Sprague escaped serious injury this week when his vehicle was struck from behind while he was plowing snow on Interstate 15 about five miles north of Idaho Falls.
A semi truck was unable to stop in time and hit the sanding equipment mounted on the back of a 10-wheel ITD snowplow. Sprague was operating in the left (passing) lane of the interstate at about 1:40 p.m. Tuesday.
He was transported to Eastern Idaho Regional Medical Center in Idaho Falls where he was treated for minor injuries and then released. Damage to the truck he was driving appeared to be confined to the sanding equipment. The semi truck, operated by Victorino Diaz-Flores of Oregon, received front-end damage. Diaz-Flores was not injured.
Conditions at the time of the crash were snow-covered highway surface, intermittent snow, cold and blowing snow.