• January 11, 2017

Philip Bendtsen Killed in Wallace, ID, 18-wheeler Accident

Wallace, ID -- December 18, 2016, Philip Bendtsen was killed due to an accident in which his 18-wheeler crashed into another semi after it lost control.

State Police report that the fatal collision occurred just outside of town, along I-90, at about 9:30 a.m.

53-year-old Arthur Houston was driving a semi-trailer westbound on I-90 at the time. Reports say that he somehow lost control of his truck, causing it to crash into a guardrail and become disabled in traffic lanes. Behind him, 80-year-old Bendtsen was unable to react in time, and his 18-wheeler crashed into the back of the disabled truck.

Due to the severity of the collision, Bendtsen suffered fatal injuries and died at the scene. Houston sustained unspecified injuries and was taken to Shoshone Medical Center for treatment.

Authorities have not released any additional details in regards to this incident.

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