Remember The 44 Vehicle Pile-Up In Idaho? We Now Know Who Caused - NBC Right Now/KNDO/KNDU Tri-Cities, Yakima, WA |

Remember The 44 Vehicle Pile-Up In Idaho? We Now Know Who Caused It

Posted: Updated:
Mobile users, click this link to see slideshow photos and video: http://tinyurl.com/keq2dzn

UPDATE: BOISE, Idaho (AP) - A 38-year-old log truck driver authorities say caused the initial collision that resulted in a 44-vehicle pileup on Interstate 84 in January has been cited for inattentive driving.
   
The Idaho Statesman reports that Idaho State Police announced Wednesday the decision to cite Cory D. Ford of Emmett.
   
Police say Ford failed to slow down in heavy fog on Jan. 9 and sideswiped a tractor-trailer and rear-ended a Subaru Forester on the highway in Meridian.
   
The pileup happened as motorists entered a wall of fog during the morning rush hour. Ten people were injured in the collisions, including the driver of the Subaru who sustained serious injuries.
   
He was released after several days in a hospital.
___
   
Information from: Idaho Statesman, http://www.idahostatesman.com

PREVIOUS COVERAGE:


BOISE, Idaho (AP) - Hospital officials say a southwestern man who was badly injured in a 44-car pileup has been released from the hospital.
   
The Idaho Statesman (http://bit.ly/1dJTAsz ) reports 52-year-old Jose Silva Cuellar of Meridian was taken to the hospital in serious condition after the crash on Interstate 84 Thursday morning, but by Saturday he had improved to fair condition.
   
Silva Cuellar's 2011 Subaru Forester collided with a logging truck and the Subaru was rolled and dragged down the road for 180 feet by the larger vehicle. Emergency workers found Silva Cuellar trapped in a small compartment inside the crumpled wreckage.
   
Idaho State Police are still investigating the pileup, which happened as motorists entered a wall of fog during the morning rush hour. Nine other people were also injured in the collisions.
HD DOPPLER 6i
/
  • Top Stories from KHQHomeMore>>

  • TransCanada sends more crews to Keystone pipeline leak

    TransCanada sends more crews to Keystone pipeline leak

    Sunday, November 19 2017 12:23 PM EST2017-11-19 17:23:14 GMT

    AMHERST, S.D. (AP) - TransCanada Corp. says the company has sent additional crews and equipment to the site of a 210,000-gallon oil spill from its Keystone pipeline in South Dakota.    TransCanada said Saturday it is making progress in its investigation into the spill cause on farmland in Marshall County, near the North Dakota border, about 250 miles (402 kilometers) west of Minneapolis.

    More >>

    AMHERST, S.D. (AP) - TransCanada Corp. says the company has sent additional crews and equipment to the site of a 210,000-gallon oil spill from its Keystone pipeline in South Dakota.    TransCanada said Saturday it is making progress in its investigation into the spill cause on farmland in Marshall County, near the North Dakota border, about 250 miles (402 kilometers) west of Minneapolis.

    More >>
  • Treasury chief cites good talks on taxes with GOP senators

    Treasury chief cites good talks on taxes with GOP senators

    Sunday, November 19 2017 12:17 PM EST2017-11-19 17:17:59 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) - Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin (mih-NOO'-shin) says he's been having "very good discussions" with Republican senators who oppose or have concerns about tax-cut legislation expected to be voted on after Thanksgiving.    Mnuchin tells "Fox News Sunday" that he wants to make sure the lawmakers' views are incorporated before the Senate vote.

    More >>

    WASHINGTON (AP) - Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin (mih-NOO'-shin) says he's been having "very good discussions" with Republican senators who oppose or have concerns about tax-cut legislation expected to be voted on after Thanksgiving.    Mnuchin tells "Fox News Sunday" that he wants to make sure the lawmakers' views are incorporated before the Senate vote.

    More >>
  • Longtime country singer, songwriter Mel Tillis dies

    Longtime country singer, songwriter Mel Tillis dies

    Sunday, November 19 2017 12:13 PM EST2017-11-19 17:13:02 GMT

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - Mel Tillis, the longtime country star who wrote hits for Kenny Rogers, Ricky Skaggs and many others, and overcame a stutter to sing on dozens of his own singles, has died.    A spokesman for Tillis, Don Murry Grubbs, said Tillis died early Sunday at Munroe Regional Medical Center in Ocala, Florida. He was 85.

    More >>

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - Mel Tillis, the longtime country star who wrote hits for Kenny Rogers, Ricky Skaggs and many others, and overcame a stutter to sing on dozens of his own singles, has died.    A spokesman for Tillis, Don Murry Grubbs, said Tillis died early Sunday at Munroe Regional Medical Center in Ocala, Florida. He was 85.

    More >>