Idaho Suspends Megaload Shipments after Crash


MOSCOW, Idaho – The Idaho Transportation Department is suspending shipments of Imperial Oil refinery equipment from the Port of Lewiston after a collision involving one of the equipment modules.

The suspension includes three shipments that were scheduled to travel Wednesday, department spokesman Adam Rush said in an emailed statement.

Idaho State Police Capt. Lonnie Richardson said Tuesday’s collision involved one of three shipments that left the port Tuesday night. The shipments were supposed to stop at a staging area on U.S. Highway 95 before traveling through Moscow in a convoy, but one driver tried to leave before southbound traffic was released, Richardson told the Moscow-Pullman Daily News.

The module hit a van, causing severe damage and pushing that van into another vehicle. No one was injured, Richardson said.

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(By the Associated Press, The Missoulian)

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