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UPDATE: Idaho State Police report Shelley crash involved a fatality

Courtesy Idaho State Police

UPDATE:

Idaho State Police have confirmed at least one person has died as a result of Saturday’s crash near Shelley on U.S. Highway 91.

It appears an F350 pickup rear-ended vehicles waiting to turn into a local business, according to an ISP tweet. At least three vehicles were involved in the crash.

One of the vehicles has been dismantled with extrication equipment that is used to rescue trapped passengers.

ORIGINAL STORY:

SHELLEY — Idaho State Police are investigating a crash involving multiple vehicles on U.S. Highway 91 north of Shelley.

It’s not yet clear what happened, but the crash is blocking both the northbound and southbound lanes.

Idaho Falls Fire Department spokeswoman Kerry Hammon reports five people were rushed by ambulance to Eastern Idaho Regional Medical Center in Idaho Falls. Two of them — a juvenile and a young adult — are in critical condition.

Traffic is being rerouted around the crash, but there is a significant slowdown on US-91.

EastIdahoNews.com will update this story as more details are released.

Mike Price, EastIdahoNews.com


Source: eastidahonews.com

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