Mountain Home AFB says airmen involved in deadly crash
BOISE, Idaho (KBOI) —
The Ada County Coroner confirms four people are dead after Saturday night's fiery crash on interstate 84.
And Mountain Home Air Force Base says three airmen from the base were involved in the seven-car crash but a spokesman for base says right now the base cannot confirm if they are among the four dead.
The coroner's office says the identification process will take several days because of the condition of the bodies.
The crash happened around 11:30 Saturday night on eastbound I-84 right near the Cloverdale Road Overpass Bridge.
Idaho State Police say a semi truck and SUV slowed for construction traffic while eastbound on the interstate.
A second commercial truck hit the suv and semi truck from behind.
Four other vehicles were also involved.
The crash shut down I-84 overnight Saturday .
The interstate reopened shortly after noon Sunday.
But the Idaho Transportation Department says fire
damaged the Cloverdale Overpass Bridge and it remains closed indefinitely as crews assess the situation.
"We've had to close the bridge for several months," said ITD spokesman Jake Melder. "We just don't want to put many loads on there. We need to take out the affected section and completely replace it."
ITD says there's no danger of falling debris or collapse of the overpass so traffic is allowed to pass under the overpass.
But traffic is being kept off of it.