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In Shadow of Treasure Valley Fatality, ISP Has 'All Hands on Deck' for Holiday Traffic Patrols



Idaho State Police are investigating a bad wreck that claimed the life of a Boise man Nov. 20 and tangled traffic on U.S. Highway 20, west of Notus.

ISP reported a Toyota Rav4 traveling westbound crossed the center line of the highway and collided with a semi truck.

The driver of the Toyota, Glenn Post, 60, of Boise, was pronounced dead at the scene of the crash. ISP said he was not wearing a seatbelt. The driver of the commercial vehicle, Jose Escobar, 32, of Anaheim, Calif., was wearing his seatbelt. All traffic on U.S. 20 near Notus was blocked throughout much of Friday afternoon and into the evening. The scene was cleared by Friday night.

Meanwhile ISP have announced that "all hands are on deck" for the holiday weekend, with particular focus on traffic violations that could trigger crashes and/or fatalities, including aggressive and distracted driving and speeding. Extra patrols have already been dispatched to Idaho's highways. 

"The Thanksgiving holiday is a busy time for friends and families, but it's also a busy time for crashes and fatalities," said ISP Colonel Ralph Powell in the official announcement, adding that motorists can help by reporting suspected drunk or hazardous drivers by calling ISP by dialing *ISP (*477) or 9-1-1.