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Idaho man dies in multi-vehicle crash in Oregon

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Posted at 4:06 PM, Nov 18, 2015
and last updated 2015-11-18 18:06:44-05

A Caldwell man has died following a multiple vehicle crash on I-84 near milepost 193 in Oregon.

On November 17th around 6 pm, Oregon State Police from the Pendleton office were informed of a four vehicle crash involving two commercial vehicles and two passenger cars.

The crash occurred after high winds caused a dust storm and reduced visibility in the area.

Around 6:17 pm, troopers from Hermiston were called to a multi-vehicle crash near milepost 192, roughly a mile away from the other crash.

While troopers were working their way through several minor collisions, they discovered that eleven vehicles were involved in the crash covering about a mile of freeway.

A total of five commercial vehicles and six passenger cars were involved as a result of the dust storm.

Multiple people had to be extricated from their vehicles and officers discovered that a commercial truck driver identified as William Hernandez, 47, of Caldwell had died as a result of the collision.

Interstate 84 eastbound remained closed through the night to allow for investigation and cleanup of the crash scene.