Two semi-trucks collided head-on in Canyon County early Thursday afternoon. The collision occurred down US-95 just outside of Wilder, Idaho.
Idaho State Police reported that the driver, David Austin, 71, of Nampa, was heading north before attempting to make a slow left-hand turn on Jacks Road. Austin was driving a 2014 Volvo semi with a trailer attached to the back.
Clayton Reeder, 36, of Emmett, was traveling south in a 2014 Kenworth semi on US-95.
Austin tried to make the left turn onto Jacks Road right before the Kenworth struck his vehicle.
The Volvo came to a halt in the middle of the highway, blocking all lanes. The Kenworth ended up on the shoulder of US-95.
The head-on collision brought highway traffic to a standstill.
Officials say that Austin was wearing his seatbelt and Reeder was not. Both were transported to St. Alphonsus Regional Medical Center in Boise. Austin was taken by an ambulance. Reeder was transported by an emergency helicopter.
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