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10 taken to hospital, one vehicle catches fire following crash on I-15


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The following is a news release from Idaho State Police.

On Monday, Aug. 16, at 5:13 p.m., Idaho State Police investigated a two-vehicle crash on I-15, northbound at milepost 73, in Chubbuck.

Bryant Hafen, 60, of Idaho Falls, was merging onto I-15 from New Day Parkway in a 1999 Dodge Ram towing a 2003 Utility Trailer. Anna Whetten, 43, of Rigby, was traveling northbound on I-15 in a 2015 Nissan Armada.

Hafen lost control of his trailer and struck Whetten’s vehicle, which rolled.

Whetten was traveling with multiple passengers. Two were not wearing seatbelts and were ejected from the vehicle. Whetten and three passengers were transported via ground ambulance to a local hospital. Four other passengers were transported via personal vehicle to a local hospital. One passenger was transported via air ambulance to another hospital. Hafen was not wearing a seatbelt.

A secondary crash occurred at 6:04 p.m., northbound on I-15 at milepost 72.

Steven Quagigant, 39, of Blackfoot, was traveling northbound in a 2012 Dodge Ram. Jazmine Trammell, 25, of Pocatello, was traveling behind Quagigant, in a 2005 Pontiac Bonneville.

Trammell failed to stop and struck Quagigant. Upon impact, Trammell’s vehicle caught fire.

Trammell was wearing a seatbelt and was transported via ground ambulance to a local hospital. Quagigant and his passenger were both wearing their seatbelts.

Northbound lanes of travel were blocked for approximately five hours with traffic diversion in place.