A semi-truck driver accidentally drove up an offramp which led him to driving straight into oncoming traffic on I-84. The massive accident happened around 6:30 p.m. last night at the Black Canyon exit in Payette County. 

The driver of the semi-truck was 55-year-old Jesus Marines from the Fort Worth, Texas area so he's obviously not familiar with some of the roads here in Idaho.  Marines drove his truck west down the eastbound ramp and then realized what he had done just as he was getting to the end of the ramp which technically is the beginning of the ramp.  When Marines attempted to turn the truck around he was struck by five vehicles causing a massive pile-up.

Here's the vehicles that were involved...

  • A 2017 Subaru station wagon driven by Benjamin Croom, 22, of Boise, ID.
  • A 2012 Jeep Wrangler driven by John Taggart Jr., 40, of Caldwell, ID.
  • A 2012 Honda Accord driven by Genievey Beson, 28, of Boise, ID.
  • A 2014 Chevrolet Camaro driven by Kyle Combe, 25, of Imbler, OR.
  • A 2008 Toyota Yaris driven by Kaiden Wilkinson, 19, of New Plymouth, ID.

Shockingly nobody was hurt in the accident.  Everyone was wearing seat belts and vehicle damage is all that occurred.  The wreck shut down I-84 for about three hours and police are still investigating.