North Idaho I-90 Crash Was Semi Loaded With 2000 Pound Missiles
A semi-truck loaded with 16 missiles, each weighing roughly 2000 pounds, for the U.S. military, crashed at a rest stop along I-90 between Post Falls and Coeur d'Alene, Idaho on Friday night.
Idaho State Police said the 56-year-old man at the wheel was driving through the rest stop when he accidentally drove into a hazardous materials containment area – when he meant to use the interstate on-ramp.
He ended up driving over a snowbank at the end of the hazmat area, which disabled the vehicle.
After the crash, I-90 was completely shut down for four miles, for about two hours, as a precaution.
Fairchild Air Force Base dispatched three explosive ordinance disposal technicians to assist on scene. It is unclear if the bombs and Fairchild have any connection as there has been a consistent "no comment" about anything further related to the incident.
The driver was cited for inattentive driving.
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