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2-vehicle head-on collision near Twin Falls sends two to hospital in eastern Idaho


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The following is a news release from Idaho State Police.

EDEN – On Saturday, May 8 at approximately 10:53 p.m., Idaho State Police responded to a two vehicle head-on collision on Interstate near milepost 186, just south of Eden.

An adult driver, identity not disclosed at this time, was driving westbound in the eastbound lanes of I-84, in a 2004 Honda Accord. Kaylee Smith, 18, of Jerome, was driving eastbound on I-84 in a 2003 Acura CL, when the two vehicles collided head-on. Both vehicles overturned and the Honda came to rest in the median, while the Acura came to rest off the right shoulder of the eastbound lanes.

The driver of the Honda was ejected and was transported by air ambulance to Eastern Idaho Regional Medical Center in Idaho Falls. Smith was transported by air ambulance to Portneuf Medical Center in Pocatello. Smith’s passenger, Jared Evans, 39, of Jerome, was not transported. The exact condition of the victims is unknown.

The driver of the Honda was not wearing a seatbelt. The other involved parties were wearing seatbelts.

The lanes on I-84 in the area were blocked and/or diverted for approximately four hours.

This crash is under investigation by the Idaho State Police. Further information will be released as it becomes available.