Multi-vehicle Magic Valley crash kills 2, injures 3

JEROME, ID - Police say two people are dead and three others are injured after a six-vehicle crash Sunday night in southern Idaho.

The Idaho State Police say 26-year-old Brian Trappen of Twin Falls was driving a Ford F-250 pickup the wrong way in the westbound lanes of travel on Interstate 84 near Jerome, when the chain-reaction crash occurred. 

A Dodge Caravan swerved to avoid hitting Trappen and rolled into oncoming traffic, where it collided with a semi-truck. Maricruz Lenhart of Middleton and an unnamed juvenile inside the Caravan died at the scene, while a third occupant was taken by air ambulance to a nearby hospital.

Meanwhile, Trappen's vehicle collided head-on with an Audi Q5 driven by 61-year-old Sharon Taki-Bishop of New Castle, Washington. Both drivers were taken by air ambulance to regional hospitals. 

Three other people involved in the collisions were not transported to hospitals.

The crash remains under investigation.

(by Associated Press)

(by Associated Press)
 

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