Four people were sent to the hospital after a series of three crashes near the Simco Road exit on Interstate 84, according to Idaho State Police.
Police responded to a report of vehicle crashes at about 6:30 p.m. Friday.
Justin Fitzpatrick, 21, of Mountain home was driving west in his 2002 Dodge Stratus, below the speed limit, when he was struck from behind by Steven Shelly, 50, of Meridian, driving a 2009 Pontiac G6. Two passengers in Fitpatrick’s car, an adult and an infant, were transported to the hospital. Everyone in Fitzpatrick’s vehicle had been wearing seatbelts and the infant was in a child seat, according to ISP.
Then Aaron Blackburn, 21, of Boise driving a 1990 Buick Century crashed into Marie Bare, 55, of Pocatello driving a 2007 Kia Optima. Then Blackburn hit Randall Jewett, 55, of Hill City. No one was injured in that crash, according to ISP.
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David West, 26, of Twin Falls, was slowing down for traffic in his 2005 Mitsubishi when he was hit by Natasha Richey, 20, of Mountain Home, driving a 2000 Chevrolet Cavalier. Richey and her passenger James Mullis, 26, of Mountain Home were transported to the hospital. It is unclear whether they were wearing seatbelts, according to ISP.
The roadway was partially blocked for about two hours while crews cleared the scene, according to ISP.
ISP and Elmore County Sheriff’s Department are working together to investigate the incident.