Idaho Trucker that Caused Pileup Fined $96
NAMPA, Idaho (AP) — A log truck driver whose initial collision with a Subaru resulted in a 44-vehicle pileup on Interstate 84 in January has pleaded guilty to a reduced charge of driving too fast for conditions in connection with the accident.
The Idaho Press-Tribune reports that Cory D. Ford of Emmett was sentenced to a pay a $96 fine on Monday. He was previously charged with inattentive driving. Ford is currently being sued by Subaru owner Jose Silva Cueller, after an insurance company denied a claimed filed by Silva Cueller.
Ford's loaded logging truck rear-ended Silva Cueller near Meridian on Jan. 9. The pileup occurred after a wall of dense fog descended during the morning rush hour. Ten people were injured in the collisions, including Silva Cueller who sustained serious injuries.