One injured in early morning tanker rollover on Interstate 84

Posted at 2:49 PM, Dec 13, 2018
and last updated 2018-12-13 16:49:29-05

NAMPA — One man was treated at a hospital for injuries following a three-vehicle collision Thursday morning on Interstate 84 in Canyon County.

The accident was reported shortly after 7 a.m. near milepost 36, near the Franklin Blvd. exit.

According to an Idaho State Police news release, Ricky Hickstein, 59, of Vancouver, Washington, was driving a 2008 Dodge pickup in the merging (left) lane; Kenneth Brooks, 56, of Star, was driving a 2003 Peterbilt tractor pulling double tanker trailers in the middle lane; and Alysson Lindquist, 29, of Boise, was driving a 2002 Mercury Mountaineer in the right lane.

"Hickstein failed to yield as he merged into the middle lane and struck the front of Brooks' Peterbilt tractor with the rear of his Dodge," the release stated. "The Dodge collided with Lindquist's Mercury. Hickstein's and Lindquist's vehicles then struck the concrete barrier on the north side of the interstate. Hickstein's vehicle re-entered the lanes of travel, facing eastbound in the westbound lanes, and struck the Peterbilt on the passenger side. Brooks then lost control, causing the tractor and tanker trailers to overturn onto the driver's side, coming to rest in the lanes of travel."

Brooks was taken by ground ambulance to St. Alphonsus Medical Center on Garrity Boulevard in Nampa. The extent of his injuries was not immediately available.

Lanes were blocked for approximately five hours for the investigation and clean-up of the crash scene.

A large quantity of liquid sugar beet extract was spilled onto the roadway.

The Idaho State Police say Hickstein was cited and for inattentive/careless driving.