North Idaho I-90 Crash Was a Semi Loaded With 2,000-Pound Missiles
A semi-truck loaded with 16 missiles, each weighing roughly 2,000 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 shut down for four miles, for about two hours, as a precaution.
Fairchild Air Force Base dispatched three explosive ordnance 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.