UPDATE: Two Cars Crash in Same Area within Minutes

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Updated: 7/08/2013 8:45 pm
 

UPDATE: The Idaho State Police investigated two seperate crashes on Interstate 15 between Fort Hall and Blackfoot.

Heather Tripp, 29, of Blackfoot was driving a Ford Focus north on Interstate 15, in the left lane, when a vehicle in the right lane moved towards her and forced her off the road into the median, where her vehicle rolled.

Tripp was taken to Bingham Memorial Hospital with unknown injuries.

Shortly afterward, Taylor Putnam, 22, of Pocatello was driving a Chevrolet Blazer north on Interstate 15, passing the first crash.

Traffic had slowed and Putnam swerved off the road to avoid striking the vehicle in front of him.

Putnam's vehicle rolled into the median and came to rest on its wheels.

Putnam and his passenger, Arin Esterbrook, 21, of Pocatello, were not injured.

Tripp, Putnam, and Esterbrook were all wearing their seatbelts.



Previous Story: ISP is still cleaning up after two rollover accidents which happened within minutes of each other on Interstate 15.

Witnesses say a passenger car was driving north on I-15 between Fort Hall and Blackfoot when the driver lost control of the car and it flipped and came to a stop in the median.

A passer-by may have been too focused on that accident and also lost control and rolled an SUV into the median.

ISP has not released much information about injuries but traffic is backed up for several miles as emergency crews respond to the area.
 
One lane of northbound traffic is currently blocked.
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