Fairchild Air Force Base assisted emergency personnel by sending three explosive ordnance disposal technicians to the scene, although the semitruck involved did not have a direct relationship with the base.
A semitruck that crashed on Interstate 90 shutting down both directions of the road Friday night was carrying 16 2,000-pound missiles, according to a news release from Idaho State Police (ISP).
The driver, Mark W. Dearinger, 47, of Chickasha, Oklahoma, was cited for inattentive driving. He was not injured in the crash.
At about 7:14 p.m., Dearinger was driving through an eastbound Idaho Transportation Department checkpoint and accidentally drove into a hazmat containment area instead of merging back on to I-90, ISP reported. He drove to the end of the containment area and over a large snow bank, disabling the truck, according to the news release.
Fairchild Air Force Base assisted emergency personnel by sending three explosive-ordnance-disposal technicians to the scene, although the semitruck involved did not have a direct relationship with the base. Multiple attempts to contact Fairchild for more information went unanswered Saturday.
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I-90 was closed for about two hours.