UPDATE: Accident Reported Near Twin Falls Results in 4 Fatalities
UPDATE 10/13/23 7 PM: The Idaho State Police have released information on the accident that occurred in Jerome at the intersection of US93 and SH25. The accident happened at 7:14 AM, involved 4 vehicles, and resulted in 4 fatalities:
A 35-year-old male from Mexico was driving a 2010 Dodge Caravan westbound on SH25 and failed to yield at the stop sign. A 48-year-old male from Twin Falls was driving a 2006 Autocar garbage truck northbound on US93 and collided with the Caravan.
A 30-year-old male was driving a 1993 GMC Sierra pickup southbound on US93. The Sierra slowed down for traffic, when a 32-year-old woman from Shoshone, who was driving a 2013 Dodge Dart rear ended the pickup.
The driver of the Dodge Caravan and three of his passengers who were not wearing a seat-belt, and succumbed to their injuries.
The passengers of the Dodge Caravan are:
A 33-year-old female from Chihuahua, Mexico. A 20-year-old male from San Luis Potosi, Mexico. A 21-year-old male from Veracruz, Mexico.
One passenger of the Dodge Caravan, a 33-year-old male from Juarez, Mexico was transported via air ambulance to a local hospital. Another passenger of the Dodge Caravan, a 32-year-old female from Idaho Falls was transported via ground ambulance to a local hospital. These passengers were also not wearing a seat-belt.
The occupants of the GMC and the Dodge Dart self-transported to a local hospital. All occupants of the GMC and Dart wore a seat-belt.
The accident is under investigation.
ORIGINAL STORY: This morning we have received a number of messages and calls with information about 2 serious accidents around Twin Falls. One of the accidents has been verified by local police and the other was verified by other sources.
The accidents each reportedly happened around 8 or 9 Friday morning. The first accident was reported by the Twin Falls County Sheriff's Office on social media. That accident happened at the intersection of 3300 East 3700 N, that's the intersection on Orchard near Clif Bar:
This intersection near Clif Bar is closed due to a traffic crash. Please avoid the area while emergency crews work the crash scene.
The second accident happened at the blinking light intersection in Jerome on Highway 93. One report states:
Avoid highway 93 and blinking light in Jerome there is a huge accident so many first responders. It looked like another semi accident and few cars. northbound lanes were being blocked.
There haven't been any reports of injuries or fatalities.
While there haven't been any other official reports or announcements, we will update this story as the new information comes in. In the meantime, avoid the mentioned areas so first responders can help the injured and clear the scenes safely.
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