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1 Truck Driver Killed, 2 Injured In I-84 Crash

by Jana Ritter - Published: 3/16/2016

One truck driver is dead and two are seriously injured after two separate crashes involving all three semi-trucks occurred on Interstate 84 in eastern Oregon on Tuesday.

                                                            Truck driver dead

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While the crashes are still under investigation, Oregon State Police say that the first incident happened at about 11:25 a.m. and the second happened only 30 minutes later, at approximately11:55 a.m. Police are still unsure of what caused the first semi-truck to veer off the road, but the truck driver had been traveling east on Interstate 84 and veered into the median. He then drove back onto the interstate, where his semi overturned and blocked both eastbound lanes. When police arrived at the scene about five minutes after the incident occurred, the semi was already on its side and blocking the eastbound lanes of I-84 near milepost 349. It was also causing traffic to back up for miles behind it.

                                                             I-84 crash

As police were responding to the initial crash, their job became far worse when a second crash occurred just half an hour later. A semi truck hauling hazardous materials crashed into the back of another semi that had already stopped for the first crash near milepost 348. According to police, the approaching semi was traveling at highway speeds when it crashed into the stopped truck ahead, making the impact that much worse. Tragically the driver of the moving truck, Milton Vaughn, 62, of Altoona, Kansas, was pronounced dead at the scene. The driver of the semi he hit, 33-year-old Abraham Garza Tanguma of Texas, was taken by ambulance to a nearby hospital and the driver of the first overturned semi-truck, 34-year-old Ivan Berezin of Gresham, was airlifted to Saint Alphonsus Regional Medical Center in Boise.

                                                             overturned semi-truck

Officials say that Vaughn had been hauling hazardous materials (aluminum oxide powder) and the impact caused the materials to begin leaking from their containers. Hazmat teams were called in to assist with the cleanup. Eastbound Interstate 84 was closed in the area for about nine hours and the westbound interstate was closed in the area for about four hours.


Doug Skubal
Doug Skubal
I was there... Sitting in traffic...
Trucking Unlimited
Trucking Unlimited
Glad you came out of it okay Doug!
Benny Bembenek
Benny Bembenek
I wonder if the driver had elogs. Busting ass to get to his stop.!!! No time to slow down for wrecks.!!
Michael Scherer
Michael Scherer
Because driving on falsified paper logs is somehow so much safer.......so bored with whiney fucks who can't manage their time so blame a clock
Benny Bembenek
Benny Bembenek
Look at the statistics. More accidents happened with elogs than not. So what's the conclusion with that???? Big brother my friend! ! Don't want it or need it!!
Bill Fields
Bill Fields
Michael: you are right. Benny: Blooming idiot !
Bill Fields
Bill Fields
Benny Bembenek then get out, we don't need a whiny ass like you.
Benny Bembenek
Benny Bembenek
Fuck you mr. Fields. No crying here just facts. And I did not ask for your permission to drive my truck. You can go fuck yourself. Have a nice day. Try using logic once.
Gary Steffan
Gary Steffan
I have to speed every where through towns etc, elogs belong to city drivers or paid by the hour I lose 1 to 2 hrs every day and sitting now is a regular thing to do I feel like a government work Lazy ass government worker, years ago I did 4000 miles a week now if I'm lucky 2500
Robert Vanatta
Robert Vanatta
E log guy an hourly guy 4200 miles in 7 days no need to speed ? Just plan your day before you leave set a goal don't have to make it just try.
Jerome Bria
Jerome Bria
If u can run 3500 miles a week with elogs then u ain't planning ur day right.
Jason Stearns
Jason Stearns
Benny Bembenek...
Jason Stearns
Jason Stearns
I'm an owner and I run elogs and I do 4000+ miles a week. You're an idiot and probably a truck stop queen that can't keep your door shut.
Jason Stearns
Jason Stearns
People on here posting false facts
Benny Bembenek
Benny Bembenek
So the elogs guys who operate a truck. Not everyone has a perfect day every day. So if u can run the miles u say. Good for u!! I would prefer to make my own decisions as to how and when I drive. If you smart planers like being told to go to bed and get tucked in by ur Driver manager or mommy!! Good for u!! What part of not needing the government tell me or teach me how to Truck or run my business is leading u to think I am an idiot or whiny ass?? If the children on here like that have at!! Like I said before don't want it or need it.. I actually like to run less miles and get paid more. Not this shit where u have to run a ton miles to make 1000 bucks after fuel and lease payment.!!! As for running x amount miles with elogs. Learn how to use a calculator. 70 hrs a week minus 2.5 hrs for loading and unloading =67.5 multiply 55 mph = 3712 miles per week. Somebody show me who can maintain this consistently every week. This comes out to 178000 miles a year, with one month off !!Look at ur w2 How many miles did u get paid for??? You can not average this kind of speed!!!This is why elogs guys never want to have any respect for anyone on the road or in parking lots. Got to go!!!! No time for that!!!!! Good day gentlemen! !!
Jason Stearns
Jason Stearns
Benny Bembenek...I'm not a lease guy but an actual owner. I make 6 figures a year and I'm not out running illegally or dangerously.I'm not harassed by the dot,my elogs are like paper logs but just electronic. Stop bitching about something you know nothing about.
Kenny Harman
Kenny Harman
You know all of this has to do with how and when you get loaded and unloaded and drop and hook 30 plus years in trucking and bigest problem is school drivers not getting enough info about different loads and e logs do cause accidents and drivers to quit business thats why everybody hurting for drivers but so does not planing a run and not informing dispatch you cant make a ceartian time come on folks be smart we all been there done that and what freight pays at diff companys effects us all in my business its paying the same now as it was in 2000 its a little hard to make what i use to back then now lets get people that know this business to make laws and rules not some insurance company or idiot that dont know about the road truck stops shippets receivers construction or accidents that effect us
Sue Domenico
Sue Domenico
I really don't mind the e-logs. I have seen many OO who do not run elogs running like they are in a major hurry. We are all guilty of shit in one way or another. My pet peeve is the f'in cell phones. I watched a truck past me texting then over to the breakdown come back go over the other way. He was back and forth all over the road. RIP driver
Tammara Beard
Tammara Beard
I run elog and would never put myself or others in danger it's all a pure matter of doing the right thing and using your heads
Aaron S Caldwell
Aaron S Caldwell
Was there but pulled off x345! This is why you titles need a CB in truck and ON all the time when rolling
Adrienne Kisha James
Adrienne Kisha James
i agree
Jeff Spica
Jeff Spica
I turned mine off in '02.
Heidi Lyn Oestreich
Heidi Lyn Oestreich
This is why ALL drivers should have and use their CB radios so they KNOW what's ahead along with Looking ahead into the distance to KNOW what you are coming too. We are seeing WAY TOO MUCH of these type of accidents out here! Let's all get back type Driving to Stay Alive and let's turn those CBs on so you know what is ahead of you!!!
Timothy Begle
Timothy Begle
Won't it be better to just look out the windshield? If somebody else has to drive your truck wirh their CB radio you're screwed.
Michael Mathews
Michael Mathews
Looking out windshield good idea. Having a cb n turned on so u know of a problem 2 or 3 miles ahead of you PRICELESS
Nathen Sinclaire
Nathen Sinclaire
CB radios are pretty much useless in modern trucking business either nobody has them or you only hear idiots talking on them I tossed mine out years ago
Mike Van Der Mallie
Mike Van Der Mallie
Nobody talks on the cb in the north east .... That's why I tossed mine years ago love the silence
Mike Van Der Mallie
Mike Van Der Mallie
It all boils down to paying attention
Timothy Begle
Timothy Begle
Some one said have the CB on so you can know what's going on 2 or 3 miles in front of you. Yeah, that's good. Still got to pay attention to know where to stop.
Bill Fields
Bill Fields
Today's CB: Good buddy callers
Jason Stearns
Jason Stearns
All of you idiots are the same ones that get on the cb (that you're bitching about) when you're stopped and start asking...whats going on? What lane? What is the detour? And so much more. Get out of trucking if you can't handle being a trucker. Oh and put your phones down
Craig Savage
Craig Savage
Who wants to listen to the CB anymore when all you hear is swearing, and every language BUT English!
Eric Rick Zieba
Eric Rick Zieba
31+ years; & I quit using my radio unless I'm running with someone ( & I go to a different channel) because, I don't care what your tire size is, rearend gears, how many gears you have & All the other crap! ...Nobody wants to hear it; take it to another channel !?
George Fiebe
George Fiebe
RIP driver!
Sarah Rosa
Sarah Rosa
I hate this. RIP
Marie Buckley
Marie Buckley
Ugh. Sadness.
Software Scripts
Software Scripts
Yeah
Josh Zagala
Josh Zagala
Bryan ewe ok bud?
Bryan Welsh
Bryan Welsh
Naw man, they found out I was Facebook'n and driving:( 40 years to life bud
Bryan Welsh
Bryan Welsh
All I can hope for now, is to just hopefully meat a nice man behind bars that likes to paint, and play solitaire with me.
Josh Zagala
Josh Zagala
Butt secs or nah?
Bryan Welsh
Bryan Welsh
Hey, a pack of Marbs is a pack of Marbs
Josh Zagala
Josh Zagala
Teeen fo!
Kenneth Antone
Kenneth Antone
Rip driver
Sheila Stevens Wolf
Sheila Stevens Wolf
RIP
Tammara Beard
Tammara Beard
Stop tailgating and thinking you own the road. Truck drivers are pushy and I'm a truck driver and it is uncalled for. Cars put us in enough danger but the way you drive don't help.
Kris Carter
Kris Carter
So much for respecting a fallen truck driver. We'll throw now hiring drivers ads on the photographs of the downed trucks!
Mike Wilhelm Sr
Mike Wilhelm Sr
One truck accident in pa that day we need to ask ourselves how many car accidents happened that same day in pa that took lives. Amazing thats why truck got such a bad name. Its noticed for cars because its an everyday thing. Thats a shame
Ron Steven Smith
Ron Steven Smith
It is getting harder, the schedules seem to be tighter and its getting more restricted meant for safety but is it really working
Gary Rogers
Gary Rogers
I drove that section of I-84 every Tuesday for 6 months, it's a dangerous, speed restricted, section of tight curves. Easy to get stung.
Dan Mavis
Dan Mavis
I sat out there in Baker Oregon for about nine and a half hours where they clean that up that was too bad
Mark See
Mark See
I hate this road!! RIP truck driver!!
Tania Hall
Tania Hall
Rip.. sorry to hear a driver lost his life ..
Jason Stearns
Jason Stearns
They just raised the speed limits there as well, for cars and trucks.
Tammara Beard
Tammara Beard
Speed limits only a select few follow them and even less in construction
Lucille Strain
Lucille Strain
Please son be very careful.my dear lord Jesus Christ please be my baby bear and tegan.maggie always
James Caldwell
James Caldwell
Why is the blame put on C B radios.?
Joe Swett
Joe Swett
If everyone used a radio properly you are aware of what's ahead of you. It gives you more time to react, plan, reroute, etc.
Aaron S Caldwell
Aaron S Caldwell
100% right!!! These new drivers have no clue! That is one reason that driver died in that matter. They flew by me!
Terry Davis
Terry Davis
Turn your f**kin CB's on, knuckleheads!!
Jerome Bria
Jerome Bria
Why bother with a cb, all anyone hears is cb rambos an bull crap now days
Jason Stearns
Jason Stearns
Someone needs a diaper change
Terry Davis
Terry Davis
You two clowns wonder how a truck can be number 180 into a 190 vehicle pileup!! Congrats, you're the knuckleheads I'm talking about!
Jeff Scalici
Jeff Scalici

Terry Davis
Terry Davis

Barry Thompson
Barry Thompson
Where was this at y'all
Barbara Price
Barbara Price
Oregon, I-84, mp 348 was accident location. This is about 45 mi east of Baker City, The WB scale near Huntington is mp 353.
Denise Watson Whitten
Denise Watson Whitten
Prayers
Dean M Lynn
Dean M Lynn

Joseph Stevenson
Joseph Stevenson
R.I.P.Driver
Bryon Weller
Bryon Weller

Sally Wuestenberg
Sally Wuestenberg
How sad.
Lucille Strain
Lucille Strain
Opps wrong Sticker
Michael Higgins
Michael Higgins
R.I.P Driver
Mary Pressley
Mary Pressley
Yes so sad 😢😢😢.
Justin Slay
Justin Slay
RIP driver
Mark Gervasini
Mark Gervasini
Rest in peace
Lucille Strain
Lucille Strain

Lucille Strain
Lucille Strain

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