Portneuf Medical Center air ambulance helicopter stock image file photo ISJ

A pedestrian was taken by air ambulance to a local hospital on Friday afternoon after being struck by a semi-truck on I-86 in American Falls.

Police said a 2012 Peterbilt semi-truck, being driven by a 67-year-old man from Pocatello, was headed west on I-86 when it struck a 42-year-old man, also from Pocatello, who was walking on the roadway.

The highway’s westbound lanes were blocked for about one hour while crews worked to clear the scene near milepost 37.

The incident remains under investigation by Idaho State Police.