UPDATE: Three sent to hospital in crash on Yellowstone Hwy

UPDATE: Idaho State Police News Release

On Friday, April 2, 2021, at 5:27 p.m., Idaho State Police investigate an injury crash northbound on US91 north of mile marker 119, north of Shelley.

Dakota V. Hicks, 20, of Shelley, was driving northbound on US91 in a 1996 Chevrolet pick-up.  Brandon K. Park, 29, of Shelley, was also driving northbound in a 2012 GMC Sierra.  James P. Williams, 51, of Blackfoot, was driving southbound in a 2016 Honda Pilot.  Hicks struck the GMC Sierra, crossed the center line, and struck the Honda Pilot.

Hicks, James Williams, and James’ passenger, Laurena Williams, 50, of Blackfoot, were transported by ground ambulance to Eastern Idaho Regional Medical Center in Idaho Falls.  Hicks was not wearing a seatbelt.  All other occupants were wearing seatbelts.

Both northbound and southbound lanes of travel were blocked for approximately two hours.  The lanes have been re-opened.

Original Story:

SHELLEY — A crash involving a pickup truck and a passenger van has sent all of the vehicles’ occupants to the hospital.

At 5:23 p.m. a light blue pickup truck is believed to have swerved into oncoming traffic colliding with a dark blue passenger van. The crash occurred north of the Yellowstone Hwy, Country Club Road intersection across from Howard Equipment.

Dpt. Van Orden of the Bingham County Sheriff’s Office said there were two people in the van and only the driver in the truck. All three individuals were transported by ambulance to the hospital. The extent of their injuries is unknown.

As crews work to clear the highway, traffic is being diverted.

Community Pioneer will update this story as more information becomes available.

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