A truck driver was killed while walking “in the lane of travel” in Idaho on Tuesday morning.
The accident happened on January 3rd near Boise just after 6:30 a.m. in a westbound lane of Interstate 84 near milepost 66.
According to the Tri-City Herald, a 52-year-old motorist in a Subaru was driving between the Blacks Creek Road and Mayfield exits when he struck 34-year-old trucker, Jose Holden, as he was walking “in the lane of travel.”
Officials say that the motorist then stayed with the trucker, who soon died at the scene. POlice later found a 1989 Peterbilt parked at the on-ramp to the East Boise Port of Entry weigh station a short distance away from the site of the crash. It was determined that the truck belonged to Holden.
It is not clear why Holden left the rig or why he was walking in the lane of travel. The incident closed westbound I-84 for about two hours Tuesday morning.