Semi Truck overturns in Hoback Canyon


Road partially closed Feb. 7

HOBACK CANYON – A northbound Idaho Falls tractor-trailer combination overturned Wednesday, Feb. 7, on Highway 191 in the Hoback Canyon near Cliff Creek, just north of Bondurant.
According to a press release by the Wyoming Highway Patrol, the driver said he was traveling about 62 to 63 miles an hour in a 55 mph zone and approached a sharp left-hand corner near milepost 149.
The driver for Dough Andrus Distributing was eating breakfast and didn’t realize the corner was so close, according to the press release. The tractor-trailer straightened out as the road began to curve left. The vehicle left the right side of the road, hitting two delineator posts while overcorrecting to the left.
The vehicle rolled onto its passenger side, blocking the northbound lane of travel.
The truck was hauling a full load of cardboard weighing an estimated 78,000 pounds. The trailer was unloaded before the tractor and trailer could be stood up, reducing traffic to one lane for most of the day.
The Idaho driver was cited for careless driving.


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