44 vehicles, log truck involved in massive I-84 crash: 'A war zone'
BOISE, Idaho (KBOI) -- More than 40 vehicles crashed in a massive traffic crash on Interstate 84 involving a logging truck Thursday morning.
Idaho State Police says at least 44 vehicles were involved and 10 people were transported to the hospital. Multiple injuries have been reported.
One law enforcement official described the scene as a "war zone." Idaho State Police says it's currently counting the number of vehicles involved. There have been no reports of any fatalities.
The most serious injury was to the driver of the Subaru, which ended up smashed in the logging truck. Early Friday morning, ISP identified the driver as 52-year-old Jose D. Silva-Cuellar of Meridian. He's currently listed in serious condition.
An Idaho Press-Tribune reporter, Justin Dalme, who said he saw the crash, saw the logging truck and multiple vehicles involved.
"It was a massive chain reaction," Dalme said. "I kept seeing car after car involved in the crash...it was an eerie scene out there."
KBOI 2News reporter Scott Logan said he's never seen a crash like it. Silva-Cuellar was trapped in his vehicle for more than an hour as crews worked to free him.
"Wrecked cars, trucks over two miles on westbound I84 near 10 Mile," Logan wrote on Twitter. "Many hurt." | Photos from the Scene
It took several hours for ISP to conduct its investigation and for crews to clear the scene. The interstate was opened back up just before 2 p.m.
"There was people jumping out of vehicles running as more vehicles were pilling into the cars," one driver told KBOI 2News.
A bus arrived at the scene to take drivers and witnesses not injured in the crash away from the scene.
A ValleyRide bus was dispatched to the scene to act as a portable warming station and eventually took five people to their destinations.
Several drivers were cited for driving too fast for conditions and there may be other citations issued.
Watch raw interviews from three drivers involved in the crash: