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Son of truck driver killed in I-84 crash: 'He wanted everything for his kids'

Dmytro said his father was a hard working man who often spent weeks on the road, but never missed a chance to call home and talk with his family (Photo Courtesy of Dmytro Tsar).

The fourth victim from last Sunday's deadly pile-up on Interstate-84 is remembered by his family as a hard working man who did everything he could for his children.

The Ada County Coroner’s Office identified the man Friday morning as 42-year-old Illya Tsar, a truck driver from Rochester, New York.

KBOI 2News spoke with Tsar's 18-year-old son Dmytro over the phone about the legacy his father leaves behind.

"We we're pretty close," said Dmytro Tsar. "As a kid, he never got much. So, as a dad he wanted everything for his kids.

Dmytro said his father brought him and his brother to the United States from Ukraine 14 years ago.

Shortly after, he became a truck driver in hopes to give his children a better life. He and his wife had four sons total.

Dmytro said his father was a hard working man who often spent weeks on the road, but never missed a chance to call home and talk with his family.

Dmytro said his father was on his way home from a delivery to Spokane when he got into the crash.

"We knew that day that something was up because he wasn't picking up or calling," said Dmytro.

Dmytro and his three brothers were raised in Portland, Oregon and moved to Rochester just last year.

Now, he says they will be moving back to Portland to be closer to family.

A GoFundMe page has been set up to help the Tsar family.


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