UPDATE: US20 Crash Sends Eight to the Hospital

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Updated: 7/08/2013 8:40 pm
UPDATE: Idaho state police investigated a multiple vehicle crash Monday on US 20 at milepost 318 near County Line Rd. in Jefferson County.

According to police, Marcelino Trejo-Labara, 45, of Idaho Falls was driving a dump truck westbound on US 20 when he lost control, traveled through median and guardrail into oncoming eastbound traffic.

The dump truck struck a silver minivan being driven by David Cofman, 46, of Minnesota which then struck a silver SUV driven by Machelle Summers, 34, of Rexburg.

The dump truck continued through the lanes of travel, through a second guardrail and down an embankment where it rolled.

A small amount of fuel was reported leaking from the dump truck but has since been cleaned up by crews from the Department of Environmental Quality.

Trejo, Summers, as well as Cofman and the five occupants in his vehicle were all transported by ground ambulance to Eastern Idaho Regional Medical Center where they have all been treated and released.

Police say seatbelts were worn by all occupants.

The right lane of travel on the eastbound side of the crash was blocked for several hours while the crash scene was cleared.


Original Story: Four people were taken to the hospital Monday afternoon after a big rig collided with two cars and crashed down an embankment on US 20 near Rigby.

Idaho State Police is investigating the crash which happened around 1:30 p.m. near the County Line exit.

They're still trying to determine what caused the driver to lose control of his truck but say he crossed the median into oncoming traffic where he collided into two cars before crashing through the guardrail and down the embankment.

ISP and other law enforcement agencies are still working to clean up the debris from the crash. They're also concerned about diesel which is leaking from the truck.

Police have not released much information about the drivers and passengers which were injured.

We'll update this story as soon as those additional details have been released.
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