Oklahoma driver crashes semi carrying missiles

The Spokesman-Review, http://www.spokesman.com - March 11, 2019 10:34 am

SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) – The Idaho State Police say a semi-truck that crashed on Interstate 90 on Friday night was carrying 16 2,000-pound missiles.

The Spokesman Review reports the 47-year-old driver, Mark W. Dearinger of Chickasha, Oklahoma, was cited for inattentive driving.

He was not injured in the crash.

The state police say Dearinger drove through an eastbound Idaho Transportation Department checkpoint at about 7:15 p.m. Friday and drove into a hazmat containment area by accident instead of merging back on to I-90. He drove to the end of the containment area and over a large snow bank, disabling the truck.

Fairchild Air Force Base assisted emergency personnel by sending three explosive ordnance disposal technicians to the scene, although the semi-truck 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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