Saturday, March 9, 2019

*** update *** Non Injury Crash EB I90@8, reference to I90 7-11 closure

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District 1 Patrol 615 West Wilbur Ave. Coeur d'Alene, ID 83815
(208) 209-8620
Fax (208) 209-8619

For Immediate Release: 03/09/2019 2:50 PM
Please direct questions to the District Office

*** UPDATE *** Correct driver Mark W. Dearinger, 47, of Chickasha, OK ***

On March 8, 2019 at approximately 7:14 pm a property damage crash occurred on Interstate 90 at milepost 8, Huetter rest area. A 2016 Volvo semi-truck carrying cargo consisting of sixteen 2,000 pound missiles driven by Leiloni Dearinger, 56, of Chickasha, OK was traveling through the eastbound Port of Entry. Dearinger inadvertently drove into the hazmat containment area instead of using the Interstate on ramp. At the end of the containment area Dearinger drove over a large snow bank causing the truck to be disabled. The interstate both eastbound and westbound was closed for approximately two hours as a precaution until the load was confirmed not a hazard. Dearinger was uninjured and received a citation for inattentive driving.