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UPDATE: New details released in crash near Ririe


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Courtesy Jud Tolman


RIRIE — Police have released new details about a crash on U.S. Highway 26 near Ririe on Monday morning.

At around 7:16 a.m., the crash happened on the highway at milepost 349 by the Hilltop Sinclair gas station. Idaho State Police say in a news release that Roy H. Taylor, 60, of Ririe, was driving a 2008 Dodge Ram westbound on U.S. 26, when he was rear-ended by a 2003 Nissan Frontier pickup driven by Brody J. Arnold, 18, of Ririe.

The Nissan stopped in the westbound lanes, and Arnold got out of the pickup truck. ISP says that a westbound 2017 Ford Expedition driven by Stephen E. Martin, 73, of Swan Valley, hit the Nissan.

The Ford Expedition stopped in the eastbound lanes, causing full blockage of the highway.

All the drivers were wearing seatbelts and taken to Eastern Idaho Regional Medical Center.

This crash is under investigation by ISP with assistance from Bonneville County Sheriff’s Office, Idaho Transportation Department, Ririe Quick Response Unit, and Idaho Falls Ambulances.

ORIGINAL STORY (originally published at 8 a.m. Monday):

RIRIE — A crash Monday morning sent three to the hospital and blocked U.S. Highway 26 near Ririe.

The Idaho Transportation Department reports all lanes of Highway 26 are blocked between 129 North and U.S. Route 26 Business near Ririe. The crash happened around 7:15 and involved multiple vehicles.

Idaho Falls Fire Department spokeswoman Kerry Hammon tells that the three people were taken to local hospitals. One person had minor injuries, and the other two had some level of trauma.

Idaho State Police are on scene investigating. will update this developing story as more information is released.